We are continuing to see increases in bug activity on the Lower Deschutes, with Caddis, PMDs, and PEDs all showing steady increases in numbers. As a result, there has been more opportunity to throw dries throughout the day. Keep an eye out for pockets of rising fish and have a dry fly rod at the ready. Nymphing will continue to produce good numbers of fish as well, particularly in the deep, fast, oxygenated riffles and tail ends of rapids that fish are moving into. Using heavy flies and split shot to get towards the bottom in the faster water can be extremely productive when the fish aren’t looking towards the surface. A variety of Stonefly, Mayfly, and Caddis patterns are all producing and should continue to!
Suggested Dries: Tan or Olive Elk Hair Caddis #16-18, Tan or Caddis X Caddis #16-18, Cutters Caddis #16-18, Parachute PMD #14-18, Tilt Wing PMD #14-18, Parachute Adams #14-18, Purple Haze #16-18
Suggested Nymphs: Brown Jimmy Legs #8-12, Depth Charge #16-18, Red or Black Two Bit Hooker #16-18, Black Lightning Bug #16-18, Olive Sparkle Pupa # 16-18, Nitro Caddis Pupa #16-18