Recent Posts


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


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!

Trailer Trash Thursday Green Drake Edition

Joel La Follette - Thursday, June 09, 2016

While this video was NOT filmed on the Metolius I thought maybe it would get you fired up for one of our favorite hatches. Even though it is a relatively short lived hatch we carry a wide selection of patterns  in the shop. Next to the evasive Shad run, Green Drakes on the Metolius is all Nick ever talks about. While Josh has two full boxes of Green Drake patterns just for this time of year. I’ll admit I have been known to disappear for a “meeting” when the weather is warm and clouds are in the forecast….

Green Drake from TroutHunter on Vimeo.

Green Drakes make a showing/Salmonflies slowly depart

Joel La Follette - Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Deschutes is the focus again this week as the Salmonfly hatch garners most of you Trouters attention. The big bugs are slowly fading away below Mack’s Canyon, but fish are still grabbing plump offerings bumped off the grass and brush. Same holds true in the Maupin area, with spotty clumps of Golden Stones still hanging on. Those of you venturing to these areas may wish to arm yourself with a collection of other spring patterns just to have your bases covered.

On Tuesday, I was the guest of Marty Sheppard who chauffeur Shane Blitch and  myself downriver below Mack’s Canyon to do a little exploring. There were hanger-ons in the bushes and a few dropping eggs, but the 2016 Salmonfly hatch was pretty much over. Fish still rose to Goldens, but March Browns, PMDs, Caddis and Green Drakes were more prevalent. Flocks of Seagulls working like Swallows over riffle water are a sign that something big is hatching. After observing several mid-air grabs I was able to spot a few Green Drakes taking to wing even on a bright sunny day. I even convinced a few fish that those might be a good idea.

Above Maupin fishing has been very good as the big bugs continue to be the main course in dining rooms next to the bank. Josh and his buddy Eric did the Trout Creek to Maupin run with great success this past weekend. They reported that the set up to run with is a Hopper/ Hopper/Hopper rig, which for the less adventurous of us is a Salmonfly dry, with a Yellow Sally Dropper, with an Elk Hair Dropper. Not the easiest collection of fluff to toss into the brush, but it does offer fish dining options. Just take a lot of flies with you.

Continuing up the creek we find the hatch is spotty in places and off the hook in others. No doubt this is due to the changes we’re experiencing in the post Pelton Dam mixing tower era. Consistency is not a word that describes any of our insect hatches and that may be the new normal until the issues facing the Deschutes are  rectified. Look for Salmonflies and Goldenstones to continue to hang around for a few more weeks in places up and down the river before fading into memory. It's time to start thinking about that other fly box filled with the bugs of summer and prepare for a variety of hatches over the coming months.

Have fun and be careful! 

Contact Us

21570 Willamette Drive West Linn, OR 97068

2014 Royal Treatment Fly Fishing
Privacy | Legal