Lower Deschutes River Report

Fly and Field Outfitters

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The flows and hatches on the Lower Deschutes have been consistent with decent caddis and PMD hatches in the evenings. Things can slow down in the afternoon, but there are sporadic opportunities to find fish looking towards the surface in slow backeddies and in shaded areas along the bank. As the late afternoon turns to evening, the action really picks up and the last hours of daylight can be the best time to be on the water.

Euro style nymphing has been working really well in the riffles and harder to reach pockets. July is an excellent month to get out on the Lower Deschutes, if you and your fishing party ever want to dive in and learn a ton about the canyon, reach out to the shop to book a guided trip. 

Suggested Dries: Tan Henry’s Fork Caddis #14-18, Tan Elk Hair Caddis #14-18,Edible Emerger #14-18, Sparkle Dun PMD #16-18, Tilt Wing PMD #16-18, Parachute PMD #16-18, Zelon Cripple PMD #16-18, Parachute Adams #16-18, Purple Haze #16-18

Suggested Nymphs: Jigged CDC Pheasant Tail #14-16, Jigged Tungsten Hare’s Ear #14-16, Bullet Quill #14-18, Frenchie #14-18, Tan BH Sparkle Pupa #14-18, Red Copper John #14-18, Micro Mayfly #18, Psycho Prince #14-18

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