The Middle Deschutes is a great spot this week for the afternoon hatches of March Browns #12-14 and Blue Wing Olives #18-20. This inclement weather patterns should have those March Browns “marching” down the river by mid-afternoon.
Water is low and easily waded. Access from Bend to Lake Billy Chinook gives people a lot of options to find water. Stop in the shop if you need advice on a good spot.
Carry your nymph rod too. Try swinging a Hares Ear or PT Soft Hackle pre-hatch or euro nymph an Olive Perdigon and a #12-14 Hares Ear or Pheasant Tail. We also love a Rainbow Warrior on the Middle D this time of year, and the pearlescent sparkle on these dark days never hurt for attracting a fish to bite.