Summer is in full swing on the Lower Deschutes and fishing has been good from Warm Springs down to Maupin. The hot weather has brought out good numbers of Caddis, and we are continuing to see good numbers of PMDs in the mornings and PEDs in the late afternoons and evenings. Nymphing has been producing good numbers of fish, particularly in riffles and tailouts of some of the faster runs. Fortunately there is also opportunity to fish dries through most of the day in some of the slower runs and back eddies. Having two rods along with a double nymph rig set up on one and a PMD or Caddis pattern on the other will set you up to vary techniques and pick your way through hungry trout all day! Small Stonefly and Mayfly nymphs are producing well, and Sparkle Pupa or similar patterns are a must have this time of year. Whether you’re floating the Lower Deschutes or hiking from one of the many access points, now is a great time of year to find hungry Redsides in the desert, and many of them are looking towards the surface.
Suggested Dries: X Caddis #16-18, Cutters Caddis #16-18, Tan Elk Hair Caddis #16-18, Parachute PMD #14-18, Tilt Wing PMD #14-18, PMD Sparkle Dun #16-18, Parachute Adams #14-18, Purple Haze #14-18
Suggested Nymphs: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail #14-18, Jigged Red CDC Pheasant Tail #14-16, Jigged Hare’s Ear #14-16, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #14-18, Olive or Tan Sparkle Pupa #16-18, Nitro Caddis Pupa #16-18, Olive Soft Hackle #14-18, Red or Black Two Bit Hooker