Reports_5

Recent Posts


Tags

Permit Salmonflies Steamboat Creek Bill Bakke Project Healing Waters Trout Bum Road Trip Patagonia Metolius River Klamath Dams Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout roll cast How to Trailer Trash Thursday Oregon Kispiox Native Trout Steamboat Inn Winter Steelhead Deschutes River Alliance Yellowstone Spring Chinook Nevada Montana Soft Hackles Cookie Lady hatcheries F3T Outdoor Adventure Day Oregon Trout Bum Streamers Boston Whaler Simms Spey Fishing Tips Bruce Buckmaster hot water Wild fish Willamette Falls Blast from the Past Roamerica Willamette River Mia Sheppard Skaters Scientific Anglers Little Creek Outfitters fly fishing Fly Reels BC Guided Fishing saltwater Coat Drive Conway Bowman Dry Fly vintage news Grand Teton Kickstarter Nautilus Reels Mending Alaska Lahontan Cutthroat Frank Moore Sharks Eric Neufeld Morrish's Fluttering Stone Fishing Report Senator Ron Wyden Dolly Vardon Pyramid Lake Tarpon Whitefish Owyhee River Soul River Winter Spey Strategies Caddis Smithers Keepemwet Fishing Winston Fly Rods Vets Twin Bridges A River for Christmas John Day Mako Shark Marty Sheppard Lincoln Motor Company Parasite Oregon Back Roads Fishing License Christmas Warm Water Legos Dean Finnerty Argentina Renzetti Salmon Salmon habitat Instagram Sage Fly Rods Catch Magazine Florida Keys North Coast: Black Spot Rob Crandall New Zealand Trask Prineville Kamchatka Sea-runs Coho Salmon Goldenstones Bull Trout Sandy River Mountain Goats Bulkley Coho Bass Chum Salmon Road Trip Jason Atkinson Puget Sound Brian Silvey Salmon Fly G3 Waders CFR Spey-O-Rama Senator Jeff Merkley Trout Unlimited Douglas County Water Time Outfitters Rio Products Redband Trout Lost and Found Bauer Fly Reels Klamath Lake Elk River flies Clackamas River Todd Moen #keepemwet Jurassic Lake Green Drakes history Salmon-Trout Southern Coast Poachers Travalley Film Contest Seychelles Wader Maker Contest Salmonfly hatch Tenkara Christmas Trees The Creel Casting for Recovery Rainbow Trout Clackamas Costa A River Between Us Bryan Huskey PMDs Native Fish Society Northern California Travally boat cleaning stations Adventure Brian O'Keefe Steelhead Sanctuary Sea lions tippet rings Trout-a-Thon Summer Steelhead Rogue River Corey Koff FarBank Rio Fly Lines Sea Trout Port Orford Kenny 5 Legs Chinook Salmon Winston Dale La Follette Sr. Hardy Reel Salmon Watch Deschutes Olympic National Park Big Bugs British Columbia Pelton Dam Simon Gawesworth LaFollette homestead Klamath Klamath River Sage Abel Reels Fly Fishing Film Tour Williamson River native fish Bamboo Rods Fall River Mexico Nehalem River Craig Montana Extinction North Umpqua Fly Tying Sea-run Cutthroat Willamette Wild Steelhead Coalition Colorado Carp Steelhead Bears SA photography Columbia River Bozeman Spirit River Kate Koff Kenny Morrish invasive species frying pan river Pacific ocean Green River Rio Elk & Sixes "Clipped" Tying Contest Maupin West Slope Cutthroat Oregon Trout Trail Atlantic Salmon Fly Fishers Club of Oregon Big Trout Frank Amato Stefan Tritscher Redfish Black Friday John Day River Trout Spey Sweden Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife ODFW small creeks Atlantic Salmon Fly Expo Kevin Callaway pay it forward Trout State of Jefferson Bill Black March Browns Home Waters for the Holidays Press Release Metolius Snow Small Streams Bonefish Fly Fishing Collaborative Deschutes National Forest McKenzie Ochoco Creek Bamboo Cuba Echo Invasives on-line fly shop Mousing McKenzie River PGE Deschutes River Jay Nicholas Crooked River Redside Rainbow

Archive

Camp Water

Camp water is close to home. Here you will find information on stuff happening here in the shop and on our local waters. You'll also find our weekly newsletter feature, Trailer Trash Thursday, a fun collection of fly fishing videos, perfect for a midweek distraction. If you don't get the newsletter, be sure to sign up today!

Deschutes Troutflies

Joel La Follette - Thursday, August 03, 2017

This week's Blast from the Past comes from the May 9th, 1907 issue of the Crook County Journal. Great Uncle Guy La Follette, the editor/publisher of this weekly publication, once again shares the family's fondness for piscatorial pursuits with his readership. One hundred and ten years later, I share it with you.
 
Someone reported last week that the flies of which the trout of the Deschutes River are particularly fond during the early summer had hatched and several Portland nimrods visited that famous stream. Unfortunately the report was untrue and the fishermen were unsuccessful.

Upon their return the anglers said that almost any day now the troutflies, as they are commonly known, may hatch along the Deschutes River following which for a few days there will be fishing unexcelled in this or any other country. This particular period lasts not longer than a week and during that time it is no exaggeration to say that the fish can be caught as fast as a hook and line can be cast in the water.

The trout fly is larger than the salmon fly. In the Deschutes River there is a large caddis worm from which originates the troutfly. When the weather becomes warm enough the worms come to the surface of the water and their thin lobster like shells split in the back and out crawls the troutflies. The insects are beautiful and have four long gauze wings. The insect just after they are hatched are very weak and when they attempt to fly often fall into the stream or fly near to the surface which is just as fatal. For five or six days of each year the flies are numerous.

It is a very easy matter to catch the flies, and when placed upon a hook they are certain death to a trout. When a cast is made the trout will often jump two or three feet in the air for them. it is no rare occurrence to see several large trout jump for the same fly.

During this short period thousands of trout are caught in the Deschutes River. After the flies become less numerous the trout become more wary but can be caught with artificial insects with good results, but nothing like the initial opening of the fly season.

The Yellowstone River is known as one of the greatest fishing grounds in the country, but those who have fished in the two streams declare that the fishing in the Deschutes River is the better. The trout in the Yellowstone River where it connects with the Yellowstone Lake bite with the rapidity of a swarm of sun-perch. How ever as they are so numerous and as the water is warm coming from the Yellowstone Lake, they are not so gamy as the trout of the Deschutes River where the water is always cool.

Along the Deschutes River but few fish are lost when once hooked if the troutflies are about. The fish will swallow the hook often before the line becomes taunt, and while they put up a noble battle, they are easily landed. The only thing to guard against is the line which may break if the fish are pulled in without being given time to exhaust themselves.
Comments
Post has no comments.
Post a Comment




Captcha Image

Trackback Link
http://www.royaltreatmentflyfishing.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=12800&PostID=984469&A=Trackback
Trackbacks
Post has no trackbacks.

Contact Us

21570 Willamette Drive West Linn, OR 97068
503.850.4397

2014 Royal Treatment Fly Fishing
Privacy | Legal