Fly fishing salmon flies in the Lower Deschutes River is a great tactic to get on wild trout.
While fly fishing salmon flies may not be the first pattern that comes to mind when beating the water out west this popular pattern will still produce excellent results on any good trout stream.
Have a look as MountainMadeMedia gets a line wet on the unbeatable Lower Deschutes River in the great state of Oregon.
Great video and beautiful country that captures the western fly fishing tradition well. It’s worth noticing how this angler gets right into thick cover to put a fly right in front of a fish resting in the shade, a great tactic that often goes overlooked in the wide open spaces of a western river.
Using salmon flies is also a great technique as these typically big colorful flies are going to trigger attacks from the larger aggressive trout. Salmon flies are also a joy to tie as you can go big and bold when working at the bench.
For off-the-shelf flies, fly tying gear or instructions, be sure to visit the Orvis site; they will put you on fly patterns that work.