Deschutes river

Stop Lighting Our River On Fire

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 03:03 -- Tom Larimer
Deschutes River
Photographer Craig Strong captured the most recent fire last Sunday

Almost every year some jack-ass lights the Deschutes on fire... Todays post is to remind everyone that the desert surrounding the Deschutes is an extremely dry environment... Consequently it's very flammable. Add a good stiff wind into the equation and you have the ingredients for disaster.

So far this season, one idiot lit up the east side of the canyon from Wagon Blast all the way to Harris Canyon. Nice going. There was recently a second fire on the west side down near the mouth. The fire crew didn't know how it started but the railroad was suspect. Maybe.

A Little Piece of Heaven -Deschutes Property

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 18:02 -- Tom Larimer
Deschutes River Fly Fishing Trout
Your new neighbor...

A close friend of mine is selling an amazing piece of river front property on the Deschutes. This lot is the only remaining lot of its kind on the Lower 100 miles of the Deschutes! Along with outstanding views of the river and the canyon, its location is perfect for the trout house you've always dreamed of.

The property is located on First Street in Maupin, Oregon. approximate dimensions are 69 feet, by 150 feet, about .22 Acres. Utilities are in place, and readily available. 

Asking $120,00.00 -Owners need to sell quickly, and are willing to consider reasonable offers.

Deschutes Trout -Have a Plan "B" During the Stonefly Hatch

Sun, 06/03/2012 - 13:41 -- Tom Larimer
Deschutes River Fly Fishing Trout
Another victim of Larimer's Golden Stone

This time of the season everyone loves to fish big stonefly and salmon fly imitations. When I say big, I'm taking about size #6 and #8 bugs. In my experience, these larger flies work well in the early part of the hatch. However, as the hatch moves into the later stages, Deschutes trout get pretty dang wise to the old #8 Chubby Chernobyl. You'll still get rises but you'll notice your hooking and landing ratios go way down... Especially with Walter. The big fish get educated easily!

Deschutes River Steelhead Camps

Larimer Outfitters offers world class guided fly fishing camps for Deschutes River steelhead. 

My Deschutes River Steelhead Camps are a pretty special deal… You wake up every morning in a breathtaking high desert canyon on one of the most remote stretches of the Deschutes. During your stay, you’ll fly fish some of the best steelhead water in the world. After a long day on the river, you can’t help to be in awe under the cathedral of stars in the desert sky.

First Snow Of The Season

Sat, 11/19/2011 - 14:27 -- Thomas Larimer

I'll take snow over 34 degree rain any day...  That's exactly what we had this week while chasing late season steelhead on the Deschutes River.  I spent a wonderful day with long time Larimer Outfitter clients Rich & Janis Kornbroth.  Despite the snow and colder temperatures, we had a great day.  

First snow of the season.

How To Warp A Trout Fisherman

Mon, 11/14/2011 - 09:00 -- Thomas Larimer

Fished with Chett Cross from Rocky Mountain Anglers in Boulder, Colorado late last week.  After running my jet boat up the lower Deschutes on the most beautiful morning I've ever seen, Chett lost his steelhead virginity with this beautiful native.  I always love watching a hard core trout addict getting his world rocked by a rampaging steelhead.  Nice going Chett!

Deschutes Steelhead
You'll always remember your first...

Father and Son

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 11:06 -- Thomas Larimer

I fished with Eric and Ben Steel last week on the lower Deschutes.  We had a great couple of days on the water!  I always love fishing with a Dad and his Son... Reminds me of my youth.  Some of my best memories are from spending time with my Dad on some remote lake or river.  -As a guide, it's a privilege to be a part of wonderful Father and Son memories.  Thanks for a fun trip guys!


Last Camp Of The Season

Sun, 11/06/2011 - 21:40 -- Thomas Larimer

We just wrapped up our final steelhead camp trip on the Deschutes.  Thanks to everyone who fished at my camp this season, I really appreciate the business.  And, a big thanks to the guide & camp staff for all of your hard work.  What an awesome year!