Deschutes Trout

Nice Fish Lee!

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:15 -- Tom Larimer
Just about 18"

Lee Brown landed this beautiful Deschutes rainbow during the early summer a couple of years back. We were fishing size #10 bead head green drake nymphs with a size #20 pheasant tail dropper just before the green drake hatch.

Nice going Lee!

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Golden Stone Flies

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 01:41 -- Tom Larimer
These little guys make trout go crazy

All this cold, snowy weather has me thinking about warm spring days and the Deschutes River golden stonefly hatch. The emergence of stoneflies can make for some of the best dry fly fishing of the season. Plus, the big fish are usually on the prowl. Prime time fishing is mid-May through early June.

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Airflo Super DRI Xceed Fly Line Review

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:24 -- Tom Larimer
Airflo Xceed = Ultimate Versatility

Check out this video with my good friend Tim Rajeff talking about Airflo's new Super DRI Xceed fly line. While Airflo Spey lines have become extremely popular over the years, with the introduction of the Super DRI material the company is finally making a charge in the single-hand fly line market.


Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:37 -- Tom Larimer
Deschutes Trout Fishing

Bighorn sheep are one of the common critters we see while fishing the Deschutes. Most of the time, they like to stay high on the hillsides of the canyon. I caught this flock sneaking down to the river for a drink while guiding the salmon fly hatch last spring.

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Deschutes Trout Fishing

While most folks know me as a Spey fishing guide & angler, truth is I'm a total trout geek. Here's my most popular articles about fly fishing techniques, thought process and gear for Deschutes trout.

Articles On Fly Fishing For Deschutes Trout

Memoirs of a Fly Girl

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 15:45 -- Tom Larimer
Deschutes Trout Fishing
The one that got away...

I recently spent a wonderful early summer day chasing Deschutes trout with the author of Memoirs of a Fly Girl. Her blog is about love, life and fly fishing... A nice change of pace from the "how to" centric trend in blogs today. I also truly enjoyed her recent posts on the Olympic Peninsula and adventures in Washington prior to heading to the Deschutes. Her writing his both thoughtful and provocative.

Thanks again for a fun day Marci!

Check it out if you have a minute...