Deschutes Fly Fishing Report

Deschutes Fly-Fishing Report June 23, 2019 I thought it was over, trout season that is. We had a bout of warm weather mid- June that brought water temps near 70 degrees, that’s the doom and gloom number. Along comes the wind, the clouds, and some freakishly cool weather, kabam! The…

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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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DESCHUTES RIVER TROUT OPENER 2019

Monday April 22nd! The lower Deschutes River is arguably one of the best trout streams in the west. Trout per river mile is around 1500. Rainbow trout, “redsides,” are available year-round between the Northern Warm Springs Indian Reservation and the Mouth of the Deschutes. The open section has very robust numbers of…

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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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New Site!

Welcome to the new Steelhead Outfitters website! I’ve been working with the boys over at Gorge Fly Shop getting a few pointers for the new site. I hope to make things a little more personal and provide a better experience for the new year. Enjoy. Sam Sickles Be sure to…

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