It’s that time of the year again where the salmon flies starting showing up on the Deschutes. The good folks at Fly Fisher’s Place in Sisters relayed that the fish are really keying on salmon flies in Maupin. While there are bugs on the banks up near Warm Springs, the fishing hasn’t gotten red hot just quite yet.
At Fly and Field in Bend, the report is that the salmon fly hatch is in full swing. And John at the Deschutes Angler assured us that the hatch is going full-tilt boogy! John said the temps on the D are a bit cooler than usual, which should prolong the hatch for at least another 6-7 weeks.
John said bugs are showing up in Warm Springs, but are mostly staying tight to the bushes with the cooler weather. Once the mercury starts to rise a bit, the action should really pick up!
Idylwilde’s Chubby Chernobyl is the hot fly once again so load up now. We fished the Deschutes this time last year and the fly was in such short demand that guys on the river were buying them at $5-10 a piece from other anglers! Load up now and you’ll be in good shape for this epic hatch!
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