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!


September 28, 2012
Great Trips Volume 1
Mike Boyd

What makes this job great? Being outside immersed in nature is a plus. Sleeping under the stars, sunrises, and killer sunsets is a nice touch to our office and sure beats those normal officey "inspirational " posters. Chasing trout and steelhead and watching people smile big when they catch fish is better than office gripes and gossip around the water cooler as well. What really makes this job great and keeps us coming back despite the long hours away from home and on the road is all the great clients that make the trips special. So it's time to showcase them, Great Trips Volume 1.

Recently I was on a trip with good friends Thuy and Clay. Clay travelled all the way from Hawaii to take a break from harrassing bonefish to pound for some steel. This was the cast of characters from the April bonefish trek. The trip started on the North Umpqua and ended on the Deschutes. Sharing the magical "shire" like North Umpqua which was a first for both was awesome. There is a little magic flowing in that water down there. Then it was off to the desert and home waters. The steel where a little shy, but we managed to scrounge a few up. Time spent on the quest and the journey was awesome. A lot of laughs and more "aloha" insight on fishing. The mellow island outlook transfers well to steelheading.

I did get a chance to pay Clay back as we traded sharks for rattlesnakes.  Thanks Clay and Thuy for a great time and more memories. I look forward to the next fishing adventure, more steel or off to the brine?

A little recap click to view Thuy's latest video:

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    Fishing: Good
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    Temperature: 80 ° F 
    Fishing: Excellent
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