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!


December 14, 2011
Tubes are Infinitely Adjustable= Chromers
Mike Boyd
On December 13th, 2011 by Mike Boyd
A little trim provides the confidence to catch this one.
One of the things I have really dug about tubes is their versatility. A handful of tubes, a spool of Maxima, some Octopus hooks shove them into the pouch in the waders and giddy up.
Another member of Hoser Nation
You want bigger profile? Stack two marabou tubes. Need more weight? Peg a cone on front. Well last trip I wanted something on the bright side. I was about out of any and all Bantams. I had some black and blue tubes, but was thinking more purpley pink and the Cold Medicine felt (whatever than means) too bling bling. So enter stage left the pink and purple Hoser. I wanted a little less meat in the profile. I pinched the angle hair or whatever marinated in awesomeness matrix of materials Hartwick has in there and snubbed it a bit shorter and swung away.  Don’t know if it mattered? But first run I got the full face rake scissor chop from a good fish and didn’t untie this set up for three days and finding  more fish along the way.
Seems like a lot of the tubes good ol Uncle Idyl offers lend themselves to on water tweaks.  If it helps stay in the mental game, what the heck. Keep em coming.

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