Washington Fly Fishing Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
514 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi all. I'm a pretty new member, however I've been reading posts for some months now. The info from your posts has been very helpful, as I've been stationed here at Ft Lewis for only a year.
Can anyone provide some info on the Deschutes River? -As in, what species? techniques? flies? -but escpecially, What can I expect there now? I may hit it tomorrow. The river recently got my attention when I drove over it a couple times while elk/deer hunting. I hadn't realized it was such a close drive from home. It'd be great if it was a dependable enough river to make one of my regular holes. Til now, I've spent most of my time on the Puyallup & Nisqually (& some on McAlister Crk). Didn't care a lot for the Nisqually, but had pretty good success on the Puyallup this summer.
I'm thinking chums & maybe SRCs, but game for whatever is catchable. Anything would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

-cmtundra :HMMM
 

· Registered
Joined
·
514 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks for the tips. The Olympian website was good, I added it to my faves. I'm back from church & out the door in 10 minutes -tied some flies last night over a movie for the occasion. The wife hates it when I do that!
Also, I will stop by Streamside Anglers...I've heard a good bit about them on the website. Good to get some verification that their might be some SRCs. I'll be going upstream of Tumwater SOMEWHERE...so, I'll be C&R today unless I lay into some chums. Never eaten a chum, but I might keep one & sample it on the ole' smoker.
Thanks again, I'll tell y'all how it went.
-cmtundra
 

· Registered
Joined
·
514 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Well, by the time I finished mulling over stuff at Streamside Anglers & getting tips (great place, people), I was left w/a grand total of 2 hours of daylight...very windy daylight. It was nonetheless a good time, I got to figure out the river a little. I caught 2 rainbows to boot...ok, I CAUGHT one, and one (the bigger one) slipped off my line just in front of me. I wasn't really expecting bows, but that was an acceptable surprise.
The water visibility is pretty good, not muddy but a little stained -kind of a tanic acid look to it, maybe from all the leaves in the water. Did see a nice size king carcass & two dead coho's that look like someone killed them & through them back because they were still bright silver.
When I arrived, fish were sucking bugs off the surface. I thought about cutting off my bead head pheasant tail nymph and switching to a blue or olive dun...but laziness won over & I stuck w/the pheasant tail. Didn't want to spend my 2 hrs switching flies. Hmmmm, maybe I'd have done better on the surface, who knows.
Is there a way to go back and view this string without losing this post I'm typing? I don't remember everbody's names that I'm replying to, but I'm afraid to click "go back" for fear of losing what I've typed.
In any case, WHOEVER mentioned that there may not be chums in the Deschutes, you may be right...I saw no sign of them. Could be there aren't any, could be they're not up that far yet??? Anyone else?
Tom, I've been to Solo Point to have a look-see before. I wondered if it might attract some SRCs. Now I know. I may try it sometime.
I'm out again this AM since I have Vets Day off. Maybe the Deschutes again, maybe the Satsop. I never can seem to decide until the last minute.
Thanks again for all the pointers.
-cmtundra
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top