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Deschutes Trout
Stonefly Hatch UPDATE
May 13, 2015
Nate Turner
The BIG BUGS are everywhere! From Warm Springs to Mack's Canyon, fly anglers on the Lower Deschutes are experiencing the thrill of watching fat-bellied redsides sipping, gulping and slashing at adult stoneflies as they flutter to the surface trying to lay eggs. It is truly the 'egg-laying'... Read more
 
Deschutes Menu
May 2, 2013
Mike Boyd
I have always been drawn to sports and activities that tie in you into the landscape and the ebb and flow of nature and the seasons. It grounds me for starters and I feel more in tune. An active participant of nature instead of passive bystander. All fluff aside, really it gives me... Read more
 
Keep Tribal Permits Handy
July 6, 2012
Mike Boyd
Word on the Street... The last week or so heard a little river gossip that is worth passing on. I was told by a guide buddy that the tribe is step up patroling Dry Creek to Trout Creek and that they want the Tribal permits ON  YOUR person or they will cite you.  I know, normally I... Read more
 
Breaking up the Winter Time Blues
March 18, 2012
Mike Boyd
March....winter steelheading is still going on, and March can be one of the best for winter chrome. But March, winter feels like it is lagging on. The urging for spring and summer is there. At least for me, I like sun and long days and having options of what and where to go play, and not... 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
 
The Deschutes Running a Little Dirtier
May 18, 2011
Mike Boyd
Even last fall it seemed like the "D" had different hue to it. Clear and visible, but almost reminded me off tanin stained New England water. This spring on our first trip putting in at Warm Springs it was dirty. Ok, it is spring run off time etc, but this is below the dam, it is... Read more
 
Stone Fly Nymph Cheat Sheet
May 15, 2011
Mike Boyd
 The invasion has begun and it is picking up steam. As we speak the big Salmon and Stone Fly nymphs are active and crawling toward shore to hatch out and start the insanity that is this annual Deschutes event. We just off of a Three Day Float trip and there are decent numbers of adult... Read more
 
Water Temperature Management Update
April 17, 2011
Mike Boyd
With the Deschutes season days away from ramping up and the heralded salmon fly and golden stone hatch looming in the near future the big question mark is to how year two water management and the future of our hatch timing look. Last year was early, but could have been the perfect storm. Water... Read more
 
Internet Scam!??!
August 10, 2010
Mike Boyd
As far as guiding goes, on most days we focus on what opportunities and memories we provide for clients. Their biggest trout ever. First trout. First steelhead, and maybe, cross your fingers, most steelhead ever in one day. A day away from the grind and a break from the cubicle. Like... Read more
 
Matt goes Bow Hunting
June 25, 2010
Mike Boyd
 A cool clip a client sent from a trip with Matt not too long ago.  A great send off to the Salmon fly hatch.  That sneaky Matt, bow hunting for trout. Thanks Nappy for putting it together and letting us post it. Read more