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Deschutes River - April 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 55 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good

R E D S I D E  T R O U T:
The March Brown hatch is on! This hatch usually lasts three to four weeks. A lot of smiles walking through the door at the shop with good reports of "catching" not just fishing for Redside Trout. Its so much fun using a nice sized fly to bring up big fish. A size 14, 12, even 10 March Brown adult or emerging patterns have been straitening a lot of leaders. Don't forget the BWO's cause they're still hatching too.

Both BWO’s and March Brown hatches occur any time between Noon and 3:30 pm. The spinner fall of the BWO’s typically occur about the same time but slightly later in the afternoon, from about 2 to 5 pm. Like the Duns, they are size 16  to 18, so bring your glasses!

The hatch cycles of Igloo Case Building Caddis, (size 20), & Midge (size 20 to 22), are also active now. They become an available food source for feeding trout any time between 3 to 7 PM.

The Spring Stones, (Skwala’s), are more abundant also. They are a size 8 and mostly gray in color as a nymph and adult. Most of the dry fly activity is in the afternoon.   
Best water types to fish. Slack water, back eddies, steep bank runs, and down stream of runs and riffles will be particularly good areas to concentrate your efforts. However, at times a little bit faster water has produced fish so don't count that out if fishing is slow elsewhere.

Look for foam lines in obvious seams where adults and emerging insects struggle. Don’t forget, spent may flies and caddis also become trapped. Of course trout instinctively find it easy to capture their daily nourishment as insects endure a rough time breaking free from those swirly seams.

The river is very clear. The river level from the Pelton reregulating dam is 3,960 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second), and the average water temperature is 48 degrees.

Remember, this time of year the trout are in their spawn cycle. Please do not fish on the redds so they can make more beatiful Deschutes Redside Trout. Thank you.

Rick Hafele and I are having our Spring "Western Rivers Workshops soon. May 17th & 18th, and a One day class June 8th. Go to "Classes & Workshops" for more details.    
We still have a few Winston rods on sale.  These rods have been discontinued by Winston, which means you can get them at a nice discount.

(2) BIIMX 11'6" 6/7wt - Regular Price: $835.00.
SALE PRICE: $585.00!

Take Care, and GET OUT THERE !!!
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565

 
Deschutes River - April 9th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 67 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good

R E D S I D E  T R O U T:

BWO’s still king for now, but the March Browns are on the way. Hold it, did I say March Browns?! Its April. Yes I know, but more often that not, these May flies hatch in greater numbers during this month than in March. This is mostly due to water temperature, and we’re almost there. I have found that when the water temperature reaches 49 degrees, the March Browns hatch more prolifically and consistently day to day. This hatch cycle usually lasts three to four weeks.

Both BWO’s and March Brown hatches occur any time between noon to 3:30 pm. The spinner fall of the BWO’s typically occur about the same time but slightly later in the afternoon, from about 2 to 5 pm. Like the Duns, they are size 16  to 18, so bring your glasses!

The hatch cycles of Igloo Case Building Caddis, (size 20), & Midge (size 20 to 22), are also active now. They become an available food source for feeding trout any time between 3 to 7 PM.

The Spring Stone Flies are on the move as they migrate toward the bank. This week is calling for warm temperatures, into the 70’s, there is a very good chance of seeing some adult “Skwala’s” very soon. They are a size 8 and mostly gray in color as a nymph and adult.   

Best water types to fish. Slack, slower water, back eddies, steep bank runs, and down stream of runs and riffles will be particularly good areas to concentrate your efforts.

Look for foam lines in obvious seams where adults and emerging insects struggle. Don’t forget, spent may flies and caddis also become trapped. Of course trout instinctively find it easy to capture their daily nourishment as insects endure a rough time breaking free from those swirly seams.

The river is very clear. The river level from the Pelton reregulating dam is 3,960 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second), and the average water temperature is 48 degrees.

Remember, this time of year the trout are in their spawn cycle. Please do not fish on the redds so they can make more beatiful Deschutes Redside Trout. Thank you.

Rick Hafele and I are having our Spring "Western Rivers Workshops soon. May 17th & 18th, and a One day class June 8th. Go to "Classes & Workshops" for more details.    
We still have a few Winston rods on sale.  These rods have been discontinued by Winston, which means you can get them at a nice discount.

(2) BIIMX 11'6" 6/7wt - Regular Price: $835.00.
SALE PRICE: $585.00!
(1) BIIt 8'6" 5wt. - Regular Price $725.00
SALE PRICE $540.00

Take Care, and GET OUT THERE !!!
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565

 
Deschutes River - March 21st, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 55 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair

R E D S I D E  T R O U T:
The Deschutes River is green once again! The level is still a little high, but is on a steady decline each day due to much drier weather.

Late morning through the afternoon you'll see BWO Mayfly duns & spent spinners, (16's), Igloo Case Building Caddis, (20’s), Midge & Midge Pupa, (22’s),  and that's what to expect the rest of the winter. Back eddies, steep bank runs, and the bottom end of riffles will be good areas to concentrate your efforts.

Rick Hafele and I are having our Spring "Western Rivers Workshops soon. March 29th & 30th, May 17th & 18th, and a One day class June 8th. Go to our "Classes & Workshops" for more details.    

We still have a few Winston rods on sale.  These rods have been discontinued by Winston, which means you can get them at a nice discount.

(2) BIIMX 11'6" 6/7wt - Regular Price: $835.00.
SALE PRICE: $585.00!
(1) BIIt 8'6" 5wt. - Regular Price $725.00
SALE PRICE $540.00

Take Care, and GET OUT THERE !!!
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565

 
Deschutes River - March 14th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 48 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair

R E D S I D E  T R O U T:
The Deschutes River is green once again! The level is still a little high, but is on a steady decline each day due to much drier weather.

Late morning through the afternoon you'll see BWO Mayfly duns & spent spinners, (16's), Igloo Case Building Caddis, (20’s), Midge & Midge Pupa, (22’s),  and that's what to expect the rest of the winter. Back eddies, steep bank runs, and the bottom end of riffles will be good areas to concentrate your efforts.

Rick Hafele and I are having our Spring "Western Rivers Workshops soon. March 29th & 30th, May 17th & 18th, and a One day class June 8th. Go to our "Event Calendar" for more details.    

We still have a few Winston rods on sale.  These rods have been discontinued by Winston, which means you can get them at a nice discount.

(2) BIIMX 11'6" 6/7wt - Regular Price: $835.00.
SALE PRICE: $585.00!
(1) BIIt 8'6" 5wt. - Regular Price $725.00
SALE PRICE $540.00


Take Care, and GET OUT THERE !!!
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565

 
Deschutes River - March 6th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 43 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor

R E D S I D E  T R O U T:
Heavy rains have taken its toll on fishing conditions.
The Deschutes is up and out for the time being.
The river should get back into shape by the weekend as the forecast for rain will decrease.

Late morning through the afternoon you'll see BWO Mayfly duns & spent spinners, (16's), Igloo Case Building Caddis, (20’s), Midge & Midge Pupa, (22’s),  and that's what to expect the rest of the winter. Back eddies, steep bank runs, and the bottom end of riffles will be good areas to concentrate your efforts.    

We still have Winston Spey Rods on sale! These rods have been discontinued by Winston, which means you can get them at a nice discount.

Winston BIIX 12'6'' 6/7wt - Regular Price: $835.00. SALE PRICE: $599.00!

Winston BIIMX 11'6" 6/7wt - Regular Price: $835.00. SALE PRICE: $585.00!

Take Care, and GET OUT THERE !!!
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565

 
Deschutes River - February 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 35 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair

R E D S I D E  T R O U T:
The Deschutes has improved since our last report. River level has dropped and the color is a nice green once again.

Late morning through the afternoon you'll see BWO Mayfly duns & spent spinners, (16's), Igloo Case Building Caddis, (20’s), Midge & Midge Pupa, (22’s),  and that's what to expect the rest of the winter. Back eddies, steep bank runs, and the bottom end of riffles will be good areas to concentrate your efforts.    

We still have Winston Spey Rods on sale! These rods have been discontinued by Winston, which means you can get them at a nice discount.

Winston BIIX 12'6'' 6/7wt - Regular Price: $835.00. SALE PRICE: $599.00!

Winston BIIMX 11'6" 6/7wt - Regular Price: $835.00. SALE PRICE: $585.00!

Take Care, and GET OUT THERE !!!
John Smeraglio
Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop
599 S. Hwy 197, Maupin, OR. 97037
(541) 395-2565