The Lower Deschutes has been fishing fair. Nymphing has been the method of choice with some dry fly activity typically in the early mornings or late afternoons. Caddis and PMD’s will be the dries to look out for and as far as nymphing goes copper johns, rainbow warriors, two bits, and pheasant tails are some of our favorites but a variety of mayfly and caddis patterns will get the job done. Swinging leeches, sculpin and crayfish is another fun and effective way to target some more aggressive fish.
Recommended Dries: Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, 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 Retriever 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