The Lower Deschutes has been fishing very well. Salmonflies are in full swing and should finish up in the next few weeks. Now is a great time for a dry-dropper setup with a salmonfly pattern and a dropper caddis or mayfly nymph. Fishing a double dry fly rig with a salmonfly and a caddis trailer can also be fun. Swinging streamers and soft hackles has been effective as well. For nymphing, indicator and euro methods are both effective and green drake nymphs, caddis pupae, and mayfly nymphs will all work. The fish are active and the river is in good shape and should continue to fish well for the foreseeable future.
Recommended Dries: Chubby Chernobyl #8-10, 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