I have been hard at it lately trying to curb the masses addiction to steelhead one or two anglers at a time. We have been finding a few as well. This years up and coming water level situation has me a bit worried, but we will all wait and see what type of spring we have in store. The fish we have been getting have been in that same transitional water where speedy water starts to slow or where slow water picks back up. A few big boulder or a depression in the bottom. Been good fishing short on tight seems along faster currents as well, just a heads up.
Still been using the good colors for this season, so lets go over the new chart I have kindly put together this later in the year:
Red… is the new black
Orange… the new blue
blue…the new purple
pink….is still pink, just less productive
chartruese…is kinda like pink
yellow…still yellow and works with any combo nation of the new black or blue
I hope this was as confusing to read as it was to write and again sorry it came this late in the season! (just having some fun)
Now the trout angling on the Deschutes River. To be honest it has been all over the board, most days are ok but you might need all day to make it that way. The fish seems scattered between fast water and slower edges. I have yet to find fish with consistency to any water type. So try them all. The best patterns were all subsurface, yet to see many fish commit to the surface even with lots of mayfly activity. Possie-buggers 12-14, Jimmy legs 6-8, Batman 14-16, double bead peacock stones in 8-10, red lighting bugs and soft-hackle March browns (fished deep and swung out). I think it will only be a matter of time before the trout fishing really starts coming to life, and as always make the reports don’t wait to read a good one!!
Now we have a really cool gal hosting a trip this September. Leslie Ajari of Confluence outfitters in northern California!!! She is one of the most enthusiastic and high energy people in our sport today. Very knowledgeable on the water she guides and beautiful spey caster to boot. She is an big up and comer in our industry a day with her will be well spent. Trip dates are the 4-6 of September, 2 spot are open as of now. If you are ready to or have any questions feel free to contact myself or Leslie, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, a reminder to those up north or attending the clave put on by Micheal and Youngs fly shop. I will be there presenting and will be giving classes the friday before and sunday afterwards. I think there is an open spot or two if you are looking to improve your two handed casting at any level please attend. contact email@example.com
Now get out there and FISH!!!