Middle Deschutes River Report

Orvis Company

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BWO's, midges and dark streamers are all viable options this time of year. Sub surface is the way to play. Stripping small streamers can be a fun way to target browns in this stretch.

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: Benham: 503 CFS Bend: 241 CFS

Visibility: 29 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 39 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mornings, afternoons.

Best stretch: Tetherow Crossing to Lake Billy Chinook

Best access point: Steelhead Falls, Lower Bridge, Tetherow Crossing

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWO, Midge.

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout

Fishing season: Open all year

Nearest airport: Roberts Field Airport (RDM), Redmond, Oregon

Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet: 3X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line

Best sinking fly line: Bank Shot Sink Tip Fly Line

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Orvis Company Reports
for Tuesday, January 21st
Crooked River: Crooked River Report
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Report
Lower Deschutes River: Lower Deschutes River Fishing Report
Orvis Company Reports
for Monday, January 20th
Wood River: Wood River Report
Rogue River Upper: Upper Rogue River Fishing Report
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report


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