The Lower Deschutes is pretty fully transitioned to summer hatches of PMD #16, Pale Evening Dun #12-14, Caddis Tan #14-16, Olive #16, Brown #16-18, Black #18-20.
Fishing has been quite good, even seeing dry fly action mid day during this time of cooler afternoons. I say that because so often when the hot summer weather comes it mostly delays the dry fly action to the mornings and evenings. (Mostly….not entirely if you look in the right places like eddies and shade lines).
Caddis Pupa and Brown Micro Mayflies have been wonderful for the FFP guides. They are also doing well on Perdigons and Soft Hackle PT’s.
Trout Spey is alive and well on the big river. Swinging sculpins and crayfish looking patterns is picking up some nice trout.