May 27, 2017- If you haven't been on the Deschutes in the last week or so, NOW is the time. Although the stoneflies showed up on time in early May, it took a while for the weather to warm up and get them flying. Last week brought some hot temps to the canyon and put the big bugs into flight mode, which finally stirred up some serious action with the fish. We are finally retiring the bobber rods for a while and even snipping the little dropper flies off of the big dry flies. Down and dirty, bow-and-arrow jungle fishing is the name of the game and we couldn't be more excited. This is when the biggest resident trout of our season show up to play. Give us a call and get down here!


Turkey Day Report
December 9, 2011
Mike Boyd
Thanks for a great Turkey day trip and a great Blog post Thuy! December weather is looking not too shabby?! Couple extra layers and lets go!  It is going to be a while for Deschutes Steelhead. Thanks again Thuy Bombing the Bantam. Holding the Wild.   By Thuy T.... Read more
December 1, 2011
Mike Boyd
Confidence On November 22nd, 2011 by Mike Boyd Another notch for the Bantam In the game of anadronmous chasing confidence is key.  Confidence in the water you step in, the set up and most importantly the fly. The steelhead fly, more a blend of mysticism and mojo than hard... Read more
Thanks for the Great Trip
October 14, 2011
Mike Boyd
Thought I'd share these great photos from a super fun Fall trip with Matt and Steve.  Fall on the Deschutes is awesome, the perfect time to pick your poison, trout or steel and just go fishing and let the chips fall.  Trout fishing, since they have been a little off the radar was... Read more
Great Photos..Great Trips
September 16, 2011
Mike Boyd
A  friend and steelhead fisher (junky), photographer, writer and hosted steelhead travel guru, Jeff Bright just passed along a slide show from a November trip we did.  His photos capture the whole steelhead experience.  If you have some time at work to kill, take a stroll. They... Read more
Fire Update Trout Creek /South Junction
August 28, 2011
Mike Boyd
8/28/11 Update - Attention Boaters: Due to fire activity from the Razorback Fire, the South Junction and Trout Creek Campgrounds along the Lower Deschutes River were evacuated August 27, 2011. These campgrounds remain closed for overnight camping. Boaters can still launch at Trout Creek;... Read more
Fires on Lower River
August 28, 2011
Mike Boyd
Jsut got an email from the BLM in regards to some fires that started the other night due to lightning. Here is a copy of the memo. If we hear more we'll let you know.  Mike Background   On August 24, 2011 a lightning storm passed through much of Central and Eastern Oregon... Read more
PGE Water Temp Q & A
August 18, 2011
Mike Boyd
Direct from PGE site, cut and paste... Questions and answers on Deschutes water temperatures July 29th, 2011 The selective water withdrawal facility is now in its second year of operation, and we’re getting questions about how we’re managing water temperatures in the... Read more
Blog of a Blog.....
August 18, 2011
Mike Boyd
Thanks to Jerry and Cathi Von at Backcountry Fly Shop and Matt and Ari, winners of "Trout Madness" raffle.  Jerry and Cathi at Backcountry are great people and if you are in Corvallis (go Beavs!) stop in and say "hello".  Thanks to Matt and Ari for the great day... Read more
Less Stumbling
July 11, 2011
Mike Boyd
I already miss my felt boots.  Last fall I went to the rubber bottom boots. I was skeptical from the start, but with the possibility of felt being banned I figured I should start to get used to them and if it helped I should do my part. The skepticism was a reality. First you had to put as... Read more
Glimmer of Hope
June 19, 2011
Mike Boyd
Another PGE post.  Guess there could be a silver lining. Neat story about some salmon success on the Deschutes.  Hope this works. There is a lot riding on it.  Come on wild steelhead......... Salmon Story Read more
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    Fishing: Good
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