With the higher water it is prime for streamers and nymphing

Deschutes River - Maupin, OR

by The Fly Fishers Place

The Middle Deschutes is fishing good too, but there won’t be too many more weeks for this part of the river. With the higher water it is prime for streamers and nymphing. Small Sculpins, Leeches, Various Jigs, Perdigons, PT’s, Oct. Caddis Pupa, Girdle Bugs and Golden Stone Nymphs.
It would be likely to get fish up to the surface during expected BWO Hatches, look for Mahogany Duns mixed in during the afternoon too, Caddis and attractors like a Purple Haze (my personal favorite Deschutes dry fly), Renegade and small Stimulators. Access from Bend, Tumalo, Lower Bridge and Crooked River Ranch is good.

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The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, October 23rd

Metolius River: The Metolius fished really well this week
Fall River: BWO’s are the key hatch
Crooked River: The Crooked is holding steady around 50 cfs
Deschutes River- Lower: The Lower Deschutes trout fishing is holding steady