The Lower Deschutes has been fishing well. Nymphing is the most consistent method for picking up fish throughout the day but caddis are around and having a nice variety of sizes and colors in your box for when the fish key into them is a good idea. When the fish aren’t feeding on the surface, a variety of caddis and mayfly nymphs have been effectively fished euro style or under an indicator. Swinging sculpin and leech streams or soft hackles is also a fun way to get some grabs.
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 Retreiver 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