From Roosterfish to Petite Trout

June 5, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“The Deschutes demands that you drop a fly into a small target, while fly fishing the Sea of Cortez calls for long, booming casts. It felt so good to crouch at the bank and cast a light, four-weight trout rod. The light leaders felt like spider web silk after a week of wrestling with heavy monofilament and streamer flies as long as my hand.” Even after the excitement of big fish in saltwater, Chester Allen finds that it’s hard to beat the pleasures of fishing one’s home waters, in this case Washington’s Deschutes. In the Washington state Olympian.