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Fin & Fire

It's all about the journey.

And the journey for Fin & Fire has been as long as Oregon's Deschutes River. This Redmond, Oregon institution has always charted their own course, from humble beginnings as the first ever Traeger retail store to today’s "Fly Shop Unlike Any Other.” This independently owned 'Ma and Pa Shop' has evolved from Traeger only to include the largest selection of products by your favorite fly fishing, hunting and outdoor brands. With Traeger still as the only BBQ brand.

Fin & Fire has a fanatic loyalty among BBQ connoisseurs in Redmond, Bend and beyond. Their long-standing presence in the area has built a community of friendship and trust. The locals know it as the exclusive “go-to” for both Traeger and fly-fishing.

The shopping experience starts with a bottle in your hand of one of over 36 varieties of beer on tap. Because having a beer in a customer's hand creates community. For Fin & Fire, serving and selling brew has formed a unity among the local population. Years of experience has taught them that sharing a cold one together has the ability to tie together people from very diverse groups and different backgrounds. It also makes that oh-so anxious time of unboxing and assembling your grill, a bit more manageable. As they say at Fin & Fire, "It takes 2 beers to assemble your Traeger!"

As the birthplace of wood pellet cooking, Traeger is a culture in Oregon. Fin & Fire has been able to capitalize on that by incorporating smoking in their river tours. Adventures on the water means taking your fresh catch to the Traeger. A junior smoker is a constant companion on most boats. The river guides will use it to cook up the day’s fresh catch or throw on some cinnamon rolls for a decadent breakfast. The marrying of food and fishing creates an experience that will not soon be forgotten.

You don’t have to float down the river to have an unforgettable experience with Fin & Fire. Henry David Thoreau famously said, “Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” Hanging out at the shop is a destination on its own. With over 3,000 square feet of the largest selection of outdoor gear and Traeger merch, the sheer volume of product is eye-opening. Not to mention the promise of hanging out with like-minded fishing and smoking individuals. It’s here that the staff works hard to ensure that customers are aware of the latest trends, newest products and applications outside of the conventional BBQ experience. Best grilling advice on the storefront: This isn't a BBQ, this is a convection oven.

Next time you’re up for a visit from Reno, Los Angeles or anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, stop by to browse the latest Traeger, book your next fishing trip, or just chat with the friendly and knowledgeable staff.


Ribs or Brisket? Ribs

BBQ Baked Beans or Cole Slaw? Baked beans

Corn Bread or Biscuit? Biscuit

Flats or Drums? Flats

Dry Rub or Saucy? Dry Rub

Butcher Paper or Foil? Butcher paper

Low & Slow or Hot & Fast? Low and slow

Brisket Fat side up or fat side down? Up

Beer or cocktail? Beer on tap from Fin & Fire

Ribs - to spritz or not to spritz? Spritz

Sear at the Beginning or Sear at the End? End

Tongs or Spatula? Tongs

Favorite Traeger: Grill Ironwood 885

Favorite Traeger: Rub Pork & Poulty

Favorite Traeger: Sauce Sweet & Heat

Favorite Traeger: Accessory Wooden grill scrape

Favorite Traeger: Pellet Flavor Apple

Favorite thing to cook on your Traeger? Biscuits & gravy

Do you use the Traeger APP? Yes

Favorite Traeger Recipe? 3-2-1 Ribs - In fact we lead brand new customers with that recipe since it's foolproof!

Cooking icon? Diva Q

Must have grilling item that everyone should own? Traeger instant read thermometer