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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