Sub Surface is The Way to Play

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Orvis Company

by Orvis Company
2-6-2020

BWO's, midges and dark streamers are all viable options this time of year. Sub surface is the way to play. Stripping small streamers can be a fun way to target browns in this stretch.

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:Deep Canyon Outfitters

Water flow: Benham: 599 CFS Bend: 567 CFS

Visibility: 29 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 39 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mornings, afternoons.

Best stretch: Tetherow Crossing to Lake Billy Chinook

Best access point: Steelhead Falls, Lower Bridge, Tetherow Crossing

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWO, Midge.

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout

Fishing season: Open all year

Nearest airport: Roberts Field Airport (RDM), Redmond, Oregon

Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet: 3X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line

Best sinking fly line: Bank Shot Sink Tip Fly Line




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