Middle Deschutes Has Dropped and is At A Great Level

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

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by The Fly Fishers Place
4-10-2021
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The Middle Deschutes has dropped and is at a great level now. This week the March Brown hatch was good most days. Look for the big #14 mayflies about 2 to 4 PM, maybe as early as noon.

I fondly remember when I was going to COCC and working at the Fly Box heading to Lower Bridge at Lunch Time with my Sage 390 RP rod and a box full of March Browns and having some of the best dry fly fishing a guy could have. It is still like that and Joey that works for us at the shop is basically doing that same thing now and had a great hatch a couple of days ago. I love that!

As we get warmer weather hitting later in the week of April 11th, I would bet the Pale Evening Duns #12-14 will start popping in the evening along with caddis hatches too. Get your X Caddis selection in order in Tans and Olive #14-18.
Tons of good nymphing through here too.

We recommend anywhere from Sawyer Park in Bend, through Tumalo, down to the river to Cline Falls, Lower Bridge and to the Lake.




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