The Lower Deschutes continue to fish well. Salmon Flies and golden stones are still around and fish are still looking for big dries on some days. This hatch will probably wrap up in the next 7-10 days. Now is a great time for Dry-dropper setups with a salmonfly pattern up top and a small caddis or mayfly nymph below. Hatches of caddis are becoming increasingly important and we have heard some people having great success fishing caddis dries. PMD’s will be around some days so make sure to have some of them in your box. We have also heard reports of people doing well swinging streamers on trout spey setups. The river is in great shape and fishing well so get out there and have some fun.
Recommended Dries: Chubby Chernobyl #8-10, March brown #12-14, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-18, Parachute PMD #14-18, Hackle Stacker Baetis #16-20, Parachute Baetis #16-20.
Recommended Nymphs: Jimmy Legs #8 Black or Brown, Trout Retreiver black or brown #8-10, Jigged Hares Ear #14-16, Jigged Pheasant Tail #14-16, Psycho Prince #14-16, Duracell Jig #14-18, Copper John #14-18
We have been hearing good reports from the Metolius. Nymphing with a golden stone followed by 12-16” of tippet and......