More Salmon Flies…on the Lower Deschutes River

Wow, we got out yesterday on the Lower Deschutes River.  Salmon flies on all the bushes along the banks but none were flying.  And, we tried hard with Salmon Fly nymphs as well as dries and couldn’t raise a single fish.  Fortunately, the rainbows were in the mood for smaller nymphs so we still caught several nice fish.  But, here is a “Salmon Fly Photo Essay” from yesterday.

I saw this guy in about a foot of water looking like he wanted to climb out.

I saw this guy in about a foot of water looking like he wanted to climb out.

I counted 15 salmon flies in this grass.

I counted 15 salmon flies in this grass.

Enjoying the sun.

Enjoying the sun.

Heavy with eggs, just waiting to fly.

Heavy with eggs, just waiting to fly.

Not a happy camper.

Not a happy camper.

A nice spot to hang out.

A nice spot to hang out.

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