What's New

  • I have added current fishing reports to the Fishing Report pages. The information comes from fly shops and other sources. In general, these are updated twice a month (or so). As always, the river levels, etc., are updated hourly.
  • I am working on new photos for the standard flies. The steelhead flies are completed, and dry flies and wet flies should be done by the end of November.
  • Steelhead fly pages have been slightly reformatted to make them work better on mobile devices.

Coming up:

  • Finish photos of dry flies and wet flies.

Tight lines,
Your Uncle Fuzzy (aka Scott Richmond)

Winter is coming questions. Started by dragginfly. Latest reply by Fuzzy, 11/17 19:05

Deschutes report. Started by Steve Parmentier. Latest reply by Mr. Chin, 11/15 01:52

Tagged trout in the South Valley. Started by Stevie B. Latest reply by Crawbugger, 11/16 06:23

Deschutes Steelhead Report. Started by Fuzzy. Latest reply by Stevie B, 11/17 14:28


Better Fishing in November?
Read One of These!

Winter Steelheading: Getting the Right Speed. If your fly is swinging too fast, you won't get many winter steelhead. Rob Crandall explains how to do it. (Audio)

Winter Steelheading: Getting the Right Depth. The most difficult aspect of winter fly fishing getting your fly deep enough. Learn how from Rob Crandall! (Audio)

Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing: Indicator Fishing. Fly fishing guide Rob Crandall talks to Westfly about indicator fishing for winter steelhead. (Audio)

Lower Deschutes Steelhead with Sam Sickles. Get Deschutes steelhead tips from guide Sam Sickles. (Audio)

Deschutes Blue-Winged Olive Hatch. Some of the Deschutes' best dry fly fishing is in February and March. Tips and tactics from John Hazel. (Audio)

Cast, Then Step. Sometimes it pays for a steelheader to mix up the usual order of things.

Egg Flies. From fall through winter, eggs-over-easy are on the trout menu.

Go Below for BWO. Is a dry fly the best answer during a Baetis hatch? Not always.

Western Hatches: Streamers and Nymphs in Winter. When it comes to winter trout fishing, it's not all midges and Baetis.

Fishing the Blue-Winged Olive Hatch. Fly fishing for trout this month? Better know how to fish the blue-winged olive hatch!