Salmon Fly Hatch Developing on the Deschutes

Reports from Maupin have the annual Salmon Fly Hatch on the Deschutes beginning to move it’s way up river. Fishing both adult Salmon and Golden Stone patterns worked this weekend near Maupin. If you are headed to the Deschutes make sure to have a variety of adult Golden Stone patterns and Salmon Fly patterns. Nymphing will produce as well, Tungsten Trout Retrievers, Beldars Double Bead Stone, Carnazzo’s Stepping Gold Stone and Moab Stone will help get a dropper fly to the bottom in fast water. Drop a smaller nymph 12-18″ off one of the Stone nymphs.  Patterns like Copper Johns, Possie Buggers and Prince Nymphs in sizes 14-18.

Below you will fine some of this years adult stonefly patterns. So far the Norm Woods is the leading fish getter according to early reports from the Deschutes.–CD

Half Down Golden
HaLF DOWN

Norm Woods
NORM WOODS

Thingamastone
THINGAMASTONE


CDC Salmon Fly

Cdc SALMON FLY

Rogue Foam Stone Golden
ROGUE FOAM STONE

Aane’s Mo Jo Stone
AANES MO JO STONE

Stalcups Salmon Fly
STALCUPS SALMON FLY

Golden Stone Rolling Stone
GOLDEN STONE ROLLING

Hedge Hog Salmon
HEDGE HOG SALMON

Clarks Stone
CLARKS STONE

Larimer’s Golden Stone
LARIMERS GOLDEN STONE

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3 Responses to Salmon Fly Hatch Developing on the Deschutes

  1. Fishkamp says:

    The Chubby Chernobyl size 8 was the fly for me. Took lots of fish on it—mostly on Saturday. The fish were not as active Sunday when the front moved in.

    Check it out: http://fishkamp.com/?p=563

  2. Dark Cahill says:

    Floated from Trout Creek to Maupin last Thurs – Sunday. Both Salmon Flies and Golden stones were out in force. Started to notice lots of big bugs at our first stop in South Junction on Thursday.

    Took a few on Stalcups Salmon Fly but Clarks Stone worked much better for me. Not too many fish would take the larger salmonflies.

  3. Rob R says:

    Clark’s stone rules. But why?

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