Recommended Equipment, Deschutes Trout

Trout fishing can be simple and it can be hard, your choice. On the Deschutes there are several constants one needs to consider and the biggest one is no fishing from the boat. Being a bank angler assures you won’t ever have enough room for a safe back cast. The…

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European Style Nymphing (ESN), Why?

Why nymph fish at all? The truth is the overwhelming majority of trout feeding behavior happens below the water’s surface. In fact most feeding activity happens around twelve inches off the river bottom. The answer is to catch fish when they are not feeding on the surface, ie, most of…

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Deschutes Trout Spey

Why Deschutes Trout Spey? Did you know sculpins are a disproportionate part of the Deschutes Redside’s diet.  In fact at times sculpin, or cotus, make up most of a trouts diet.  We have long thought redisdes to be bug eaters, and they are but sculpins and crayfish are key to sustainable growth and…

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2018 Deschutes Steelhead Year End Results

The Deschutes steelhead season started off with a bang.  Early summer was as good as I have ever seen on the lower Deschutes.  There were spots on the river where we found fish every day for a week straight.  There was the fire, fishing unchanged and fishing pressure was completely…

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Deschutes Trout Fishing Playbook

The crown jewel of Oregon is arguably the Deschutes River. Earning Federal Wild and Scenic designation in 1988 the Deschutes is managed for recreation and continues to gain in popularity. The tailwater fishery is 100 miles long and runs north through an arid desert canyon until it meets the mighty…

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Guided Fly Fishing Trips for Steelhead and Trout in 2018

2018 Steelhead Outfitters Menu Happy belated New Year!  Best wishes to you and your families in 2018. Below is my annual menu/timeline for what’s going on at Steelhead Outfitters in 2018. I’ll have this attached to the very few emails I send out this year. Please feel free to text,…

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