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.
Our 2016 Deschutes River Steelhead Camps are almost full! If you would like to reserve your spot on an epic summer steelhead adventure this season, please shoot us an email or give Todd Harris a call at: (503) 313-3648
See you on the water!
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!
Thank you for your interest in my fly fishing presentations. I am passionate about sharing the lessons I've learned over the years and my insights on the Deschutes, Klickitat, Sandy, Alaska and more.
Please send me an email if I can help you plan an upcoming event.
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.
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.
I have a last minute opening on the Deschutes for next week. The three day/two night camp begins Wednesday, September 10th at 2:00 pm. We'll be off the water around lunch time on Friday, September 12th.
Last Minute Special: 25% OFF the regular price!
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!
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: