Unless you have been living under a rock, then you have heard that the big bugs are out and about on the lower Deschutes river. All along the large rivers banks hungry trout are waiting for these high calorie morsels to some how tumble into the stream.
The big bugs have been going strong in the lower reaches of the river since the end of last month and the fish in the warmsprings stretch have just started to take notice of the stone flies all around them. I have noticed that my dry fly fishing has been made better by fishing a dropper. When we have fished with out one the number of reaction to the dry fly goes down. the best droppers have been, Batman, Xmas prince, and Kyles bead head yellow sally. the in sizes 14-16 and 18″ below the dry have proven very successful.
If you have been waiting to get out, it is now time!! The river is waiting but the fish and the stone flies wont!! Leaders in the 7.5′ and 4-5x tippets did the trick too. If you feel the need to get out and fish let us here at AWA know, we will get you on the water.