The Lower Deschutes is also amazing now, mostly for trout where we are headed on the day stretch, but the good news is ODFW has opened Steelhead season for the entire year because the run is coming in well.
We are running in to Caddis hatches and some PMD and PED hatches remaining in late summer. With Fall knocking on the door we will soon see Mahogany Duns and BWO’s and October Caddis coming into the mix.
Big Stonefly Nymphs, Leeches and a whole bunch of Perdigons and PT Soft Hackles, Micro May’s, Prince and Rainbow Warriors will do the trick most of the time.
Here’s a lesson, the other day Drew and Aaron were down the WS to TC stretch, and were absolutely hammering fish euro nymping a Yellow Perdigon, then as it got brighter out with the sun higher on the horizon the fish were not eating that fly as well. A fly change to a darker brown perdigon brought the bite right back. The fish didn’t stop, just the fly color needed to be changed in the different light conditions or due to something different in the drift.
Change your fly.