What’s the word on the Deschutes River?

Well times are tough. Fish are through out the entire river and picking can be thin at times. I have been busting my butt and hooking 2 fish a day on average. The river has been beautiful the sheep are only helping to top off the canyons natural glow. The early morning sun rise and evening sunsets are to die for, the fish are awesome but I think over shadowed this time a year by the river and canyon. Enjoy the pictures and report. Plus there will be an update for the Northwest Spey Casting Open…. Logo is almost done and I will post the rules and how to send in an entry form.
Senyo’s flies move well and our fish out west love them.
Another great fish released.
Never a bad fish!!

 

Super bright late season fish, hard fighting too

 

Maupin in the evening is a beautiful place!

 

Sometimes you have to run!!

 

wildlife is plenty abundant this time of year.
After 4 backing wraps from being spooled….twice. we landed this brute.
Solid hook up!!!
Awesome fish! For an Awesome Guy.
The horizon is off but the Skater is in full view.

In Honor of a Good Man

John Hagan, wise, honest, and a true gentlemen.

Those of you in the Northwest had met John Hagan or been in the Shop Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters. John died on the 18th of this month, a big loss in the northwest fishing community. I was never treated more fairly or with more respect as I was by he and his son Jack. John gave me more relevant fishing info ans spent lots of real time getting me what i actually needed. I dirtied the grip on more rods than I even bought from him. He was a wrestler, so we got along great. I purchased my first Sage rod from him, a 590-3 SP he must have watched me cast it for 30 hours before i had the money to pay for it. He helped me set up my first trip to BC. He sold me my first Spey Rod. John was a good man. The world seems to be running low on good people, so I would like to remember him and thank him late I know but  never forgotten. Rest well my friend and catch many trout in the big river in the sky. 

The Summer Steelhead around the Deschutes are HOT!!!

Sweet fish!!! Big splash!!Well there is no secret there are fish in the Deschutes River. I have been finding the on a regular basis, not saying it is easy. I will say that those who were jaded by 2009 are in for REAL Steelhead fishing for the next few yeas to come. Those who are willing to work for that one fish a day will make it through. As far as the flies… Outlaws and Berry’s M.I.L.F’s are what I have tied on. So that’s what they have been eating. All on floating lines, sink tips seems like work I don’t want to deal with, especially when I have seen 40 to the beach on full floating lines and or Skated flies. Now Go FISHING.