Deschutes Trout

The Small Flies of Summer

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 02:38 -- Tom Larimer
small flies
Little flies that pack a big punch

As we roll into the summer season on the Deschutes, the big stoneflies are gone and the mayfly hatches are becoming sparse. While some caddis, yellow sallies and aquatic moths still make the menu, Deschutes River trout start feeding on smaller offerings like tiny midge larva, immature mayfly nymphs and micro caddis. While the flies may be small, they should be a big part  of your plan for catching trout in the mid-summer time period.

Old Haunts & Old Friends

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 14:18 -- Tom Larimer
Deschutes Stonefly Hatch
Billy Zippel with a nice one that slurped a Larimer's Yellow Sally Dry

In 1994 my close friend Bill Zippel and I embarked on an epic journey from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest. We spent the summer chasing trout and steelhead on the Deschutes… I say, “chasing” because honestly we were pretty green behind the ears back then.

Play Hooky From Work... Go Trout Fishing

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:56 -- Tom Larimer
Green drakes mean big fish!

It’s that time of the year again... It's trout time on the Deschutes!

May and June offer some of the best dry fly fishing of the season. Salmon flies started popping last week though the cooler weather slowed things down. However, with daytime temperatures predicted in the 70’s & 80’s for all of next week, the hatch should be in full force soon.

You should play hooky from work and come fishing with me... Next week. I have a few “prime time” trout days open in the upcoming month:

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!

Read more about fly fishing for Deschutes trout:

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.

Read more about the Deschutes golden stonefly hatch:

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.