Late Spring Nymphing on Oregon's Deschutes

May 3, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Many pilgrims make the journey, their rods strung with floating lines and boxes that bulge with huge, buoyant flies. They’re on the way to Mecca Flats and its environs along the Deschutes River to seek the promise of well-fed rainbow trout.” Gary Lewis notes that exceptionally warm May days may bring out the green drakes, but the rule for late spring on the Deschutes is golden stone and salmonfly nymphs. In Oregon’s Register-Guard.