Deschutes Steelhead

Deschutes Steelhead Season 2017

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 01:30 -- Tom Larimer
Silver Bow
Silver Bow Fly Shop owner Sean Visintainer gets the goods

Although winter still has its icy grip on the Pacific Northwest, summer steelhead will be crossing the Colombia Bar making their way to the Deschutes River in early July. Now is the time to start planning your next Spey fishing adventure for 2017! Our Deschutes River Steelhead Camps offer world class fly fishing on one of the West's best steelhead rivers. Read more about our legendary camp trips right here.

Prime Time Steelhead Camp

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:55 -- Tom Larimer
Todd Harris
August Steel

Autumn is drawing near and the summer run on the Deschutes is in full swing. My new business partner Todd Harris will be running our Deschutes River Steelhead Camps this season. For those of you that have yet to meet Todd, you can read more about him on our Guide Profile Page.

If you would like to fish the Deschutes this season with Todd, we have a couple of great opportunities. -The camp holds up to four anglers so call your buddies!

How To Tie Larimer's "Brazilian" Steelhead Fly

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:58 -- Tom Larimer
Larimer Brazilian Steelhead Fly
The Brazilian getting it done.

Here's a video that Tony Torrence from the Caddis Fly Shop in Eugene graciously did on tying Larimer's "Brazilian" steelhead pattern.

I fish this pattern in a size #5 as a searching fly when summer steelhead won't eat a brighter pattern like my "Purple Green Butt" or "Unconditional". I'll often tie it on a gold Alec Jackson Spey hook for searching purposes. Also, I originally tied this fly with a brown mink tail wing and copper flash.

Thank You!

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:54 -- Tom Larimer
Deschutes Steelhead Camp
Sweet season indeed...

As winter takes hold here in northern Oregon, my Deschutes steelhead season draws to a close. Despite some wet weather near the end, it was a great steelhead year on the Deschutes. The fish showed up in relatively good numbers in July. August, while hotter than any month I can remember, fished suprisingly well. As the summer turned to fall we had some big pushes of chromers arrive. Finally, October was the month of giants... There were some big critters in the crick! -The biggest of the year was a stout 17 lb. buck. Pure awesome.

Back in Steelhead Camp

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 17:44 -- Tom Larimer
Deschutes Steelhead Camp
Morning Light on the Deschutes

Last week officially kicked off the 2014 Deschutes Steelhead Camp season for Larimer Outfitters!

From now until early November I'll be living in a tent on the banks of the Deschutes -Mondays through Fridays. If you need to reach me, I'll be checking my emails and returning calls on the weekends. Texting me at (541) 490-9446 is the easiest way to reach me during the week.

See you on the water!

Almost Time for Deschutes Steelhead

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:32 -- Tom Larimer
Chett Cross finds a nice one on the D.

As we transition into mid-summer steelhead once again begin ascending the Deschutes River. I'm looking forward to the 2014 season! I've been busy getting camp ready; mending tents, working on the jet boat and buying supplies.

I have a couple of open spots for singles and doubles sharing the camp with other anglers. Please shoot me an email if you want to get on the water!

Open 2014 Dates: