The Upper Deschutes has been fishing fair. We have heard a mix of reports from up there. Green Drakes will be becoming important from now until the end of the month. PMD’s will also be on the menu. Nymphing with a large stonefly pattern and a small mayfly or caddis dropper and targeting deeper water and undercut banks is a good tactic. Stripping flies around some over the downed trees and cover is also a good tactic. Dry-droppers are also a fun spring/summertime tactic on this stretch. The upper is a gorgeous place to spend a day so get up there and enjoy!
Suggested Dries: X-Stimulator #12, Black or Tan Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Black or Tan Foam Caddis #14-18, Purple Haze #14-18, Tilt Wing PMD #14-18, Parachute PMD #14-18, Black Stimulator #14-16, Parachute Adams #14-18, CDC Flying Ant #14-16, Black or Cinnamon Foam Ant #14-16, Hackle Stacker Baetis #16-20, Parachute Baetis #16-20.
Suggested Nymphs: Red or Black Copper John #14-18, Red or Black Lightning Bug #14-18, Red or Black Two Bit Hooker #16-20, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #14-18, FB Pheasant Tail #14-18, Juju Baetis #18 - 20, Micro Mayfly #16-20, Pearl or Red Rainbow Warrior #16-20