Sunday, May 8, 2011

Deschutes Stonefly Hatch Technique

Let her ride!

We all love to see big Deschutes River trout eat our stonefly dries on the surface.  However, often times trout will take adults that have been sucked below the surface as well.  When you’re fishing a stonefly dry and the current pulls it under, let it!  Most folks will immediately pull their fly out of the water and make another cast.  Let it marinade!  You can pick up a ton of bonus fish by tight lining a submerged adult.  If the wind is howling and the dry fly fishing is tough, try nymph fishing a Norm Woods Special under a strike indicator.  You’ll need to fish a couple of split shot on your leader to get the fly down in the water column.  It’s a deadly technique for those days the fish just won’t come to the surface.


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