Fishing the Lower has been extremely productive

Lower Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

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by Fly and Field Outfitters
4-30-2021
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Fishing the Lower has been extremely productive, as it often is this time of year. We’ve seen a lot of success with indicator rigs. Dry fly fishing isn’t bad either but the activity is primarily subsurface. We’re seeing blue winged olives, march browns and some pale morning duns out there. Caddis will be out and about on warmer days and the pupa are always a good thing to try out. Stoneflies are really productive and with salmon flies only a few weeks away, try fishing some large black size 2 - 4 stonefly nymphs. Mayfly nymph patterns are also cleaning up. One of our guides caught nearly 60 fish on a single jigged bullet quill nymph. Copper johns, pheasant tails, or any other general mayfly nymph pattern is a great way to go, especially during a hatch. The forecast looks perfect for the upcoming week. It’s an excellent time to get out there before it gets really hot.

Recommended Dries: March brown #12-14, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-18, Parachute PMD #14-18, Hackle Stacker Baetis #16-20, Parachute Baetis #16-20.

Recommended Nymphs: Jimmy Legs #8 Black or Brown, Jigged Hares Ear #14-16, Jigged Pheasant Tail #14-16, SR Bullet Quill #14 -16, Psycho Prince #14-16, Duracell Jig #14-18,  Copper John #14-18 




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