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The Deschutes River

The Deschutes River

Seasonal Changes

You are waist deep in the riffle, the shadows and reflections of the basalt ramparts above turn the water golden brown. The fly rides in the surface film under light tension, the long rod balances lightly in your hand. Your eyes wander to the Great Blue Heron stoically perched in an alder tree across the river. You are content in this soft fluid world. The line tightens in a slow but deliberate pull and the heavy fish twists and turns trying to dislodge your hook. Your rod arches with his power and the line melts from your screaming reel. An incredible distance away, the huge silver and gunmetal fish bolts through the surface and you are caught in the frenzy of your first Deschutes steelhead and time stands still...

Fishpond Sagebrush Mesh Vest

Fishpond Sagebrush Mesh Vest

The integration of new fabric makes the Sagebrush Mesh Vest look even better. But it is still one of the most durable, and cool, vests around...

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RIO 3D MOW Tips

RIO 3D MOW Tips

These Skagit lines were designed by individual adventuresome anglers and for several years there was quite a bit of resistance from most fly line companies to supply the needed materials to work with...

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Custom Waterproof Thin Fly Box

Custom Waterproof Thin Fly Box

These boxes are very lightweight and they work well for nymphs and small dry flies...

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Fry Flies

Fry Flies

All Pacific salmon spawn in the fall. Their eggs hatch during late winter and early spring during March and April, and sometimes even into May...

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