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Meet Captain Kelly Short


Kelly short has over a decade of fishing in the Pacific Northwest over 40 years, Kelly started fishing as a young man with his father every weekend in the mid-Willamette valley on stream fishing trout & steelhead. 

When Kelly turned 20, he got his first guides license and drift boat fish for a high-end tackle shop located in Salem Oregon (fishing outfitters) fishing coastal and valley streams for Steelhead & Salmon as the years past Kelly bought his first jet sled and continue to excel in the Guide business teaching himself techniques learning new rivers throughout Oregon.

Kelly throughout his career has been sponsored and was a member of the Budweiser national Fish team has their salmon and steelhead consultant for four years, then sponsored by Miller brewing Company brands with a Genuine draft boat, Red Dog Beer along with six years with Miller light beer. Bandit Wine for 3 years as well Advance Auto parts.

Kelly also worked with Lamiglas fishing rods throughout his early years helping with design of Salmon and Sturgeon rods. He has also been a member of the pure fishing brands pro staff team (Penn, Berkely, ABU Garcia, Shakespeare for years and various other Tackle manufacture company in the industry.

Kelly has spent a lifetime developing his techniques and knowledge of Pacific Northwest rivers and bay to give his customers the upmost professional fishing trip and experience on the water possible (making memories for a lifetime for his clients.)

Weather you’re fishing for Salmon (Spring or Fall) or Steelhead or Sturgeon fishing or spending a fall day Crabbing the Oregon coastal bay.

Kelly will do everything possible to make your trip a success.

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