Lower Deschutes Report 6/18/21

Lower Deschutes Report 6/18/21

The salmon fly hatch has come and gone for the year. On the bright side, it’ll be far less crowded down there. Caddis is now the name of the game. Pale morning and evening duns are also prominent hatches. Caddis pupa will be a super important subsurface fly for the remainder of the summer. Swinging soft hackles and pupa patterns can be a great way to find trout and get a super fun tight line grab. As far as nymphing goes, PMD nymphs and general mayfly patterns work great. Stonefly nymphs are always a great searching pattern and they’ll often get attention when nothing else is working. If you’re looking to get away from crowds, the Lower is an excellent choice. 

Recommended Dries: Hackle Stacker PMD #14-18, Parachute PMD #14-18, Hackle Stacker Baetis #16-20, Parachute Baetis #16-20, Black or Tan Elk Hair Caddis #12-18, X-Caddis #12-18

Recommended Nymphs: Jimmy Legs #8 Black or Brown, Jigged Hares Ear #14-16, Jigged Pheasant Tail #14-16, Psycho Prince #14-16, Duracell Jig #14-18,  Copper John #14-18, Olive or Tan Sparkle Pupa #16-18, Nitro Caddis Pupa #16-18

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