We have guides on the lower river a lot lately and it’s been fun how many steelhead we’ve poked on the WS to TC run.
Besides Steelies, good (big) Redsides are coming to net, mostly on October Caddis Pupa and Stonefly Nymphs. We are excited about the Double Bead Peacock Stone with Ruber Legs and the McGee’s Girdle Bug. 2 really hot flies for us for this fall.
We’ve got a lot of season ahead of us on the Lower Deschutes and so do you. Make the most of the fall and get down there. Don’t forget, the reservation side closes for the season after next Tuesday but the East Side remains open for the rest of the year.
We’ve been doing a lot of Micro Spey stuff. 4 and 5 weight rods with short tips or no tip and use an indicator and the above listed nymphs. It’s a blast.