The 2012 Spring Technical Men’s Conference (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) was held in July this year. The TMC experienced some of the Deschutes finest hot weather each day. One day we measured 98 degrees in the shade! The canyon was still in fine shape and due to a very wet spring, still showed signs of being green. With the warmer weather the fishing was very good in the morning to mid day. The evening “magic hour” hatch was sporadic, but, when the sun dropped below the canyon walls, at times, was crazy good!
Our hopes were to catch the caddis hatch, we were not disappointed. The hatch was well under way and the usual flies were producing. X Caddis, emerging caddis, pheasant tail half flash, PED patterns, and on occasion even some large stone fly nymphs were working.
The late evenings proved to be very good for some of the TMC anglers.
The evening meals were the usual gourmet delights, especially the paella.
Fishing along the ledges of White Horse Rapids continues to produce those awesome native Redsides!
Still physically fit, and on occasion, memory challenged, the TMC members climb the magnificent side walls of the canyon to chase redsides, and navigate our drift boats down White Horse Rapids. Stay tuned for additional photos of the remainder of the 2012 TMC trip!