It always seems that every August bring with it the first consistent summer Steelhead angling of the season. This year as been no exception. Seems to be that the fish around are wild and some of them are screaming hot. With the volatile nature of the White river everyone must be on their toes about the clarity of the lower river. As of right now the White is blowing a think khaki colored mass into the Deschutes and slowly it is clearing. Yesterday it was about a foot, stay tuned for another update soon.
Trout fishing remains really productive. This years emergence of caddis is as large as any I can remember. So many colors and sizes that the Redsides have a lot to chose from. I have had my best success on Olive and tan body caddis in the 16-18 size range. The Purple parachute flies have also been good for those fish that just seem tired of caddis. Lastly the standard Addams on a 12 has been a very good fly for representing a mating pairs of caddis. Droppers have been effective size 16-18 caddis pupa and small mayfly nymphs have been the best. To be honest i have done no real nymphing for sometime, which I think is awesome.
If you have not heard already, I am making an official post about it now. AWA in partnership with the following sponsors have started filming an instructional Spey casting and fishing DVD. It will cover all line styles and fishing/casting of each style as well as a chapter on fly tying. I want to thank the Supporters in have gathered and who believe in this project, Pro Sportfisher, Raging river sales, Smith Optics, Beulah Fly Rods, Simms, Montana Fly Company, and Hatch Reels. Big thanks to Living Sky Productions, good luck editing round one of the filming content. Stay tuned for more on this, Has been fun so far lot still to do.