The Lower Deschutes has been fishing well. We have seen some nice caddis activity over the last few weeks and you should definitely have a good caddis selection if you are headed down there (tan, olive, black) as well as PMD’s. Nymphing has been very effective on a variety of small caddis and mayfly nymphs. Swinging streamers is also a great way to target some aggressive trout. The Lower is in great shape and the fish are active so it should be on your list if it isn’t already.
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