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Lower Deschutes River

Dry fly fishing has been decent on most caddis patterns. October caddis are around and in good numbers. October caddis pupa are a must have this time of year, and make a great replacement for a stonefly in your nymph rig. Nymphing with a smaller stonefly nymph or October caddis pupa trailed with small mayfly…
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By: Jason Halsey

Davis Lake

Trout fishing is slowing down substantially. The water is low and it is very difficult to launch a watercraft. Likely the only opportunity you'll have for trout will be slow stripping leeches or damsel nymphs along the edges. Bass fishing slowing dramatically as the water cools. Hold off on bass fishing until next season.
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By: Tye Krueger

Hosmer Lake

Hosmer is just a few weeks away from getting too cold to fish. Most hatches are essentially over for the year, so your best bet is a damsel nymph or leech on a slow strip. Fluorocarbon is even more important than usual, as the fish become more lethargic and picky as the water cools down.…
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By: Tye Krueger

Crane Prairie Reservoir

Dry fly season is essentially over out here. Try fishing leeches on a slow strip or balanced leeches under an indicator. You can also try baitfish patterns in the channels, especially around the spring creek tributaries such as the Deschutes. Small chironomids are an option as well. The season is drawing to a close but…
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By: Tye Krueger

Upcoming Events

Feb
6
Tue
Beginner Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

Feb
8
Thu
Intermediate Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class takes the techniques learned in the beginner classes to the next level. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided.

Feb
13
Tue
Beginner Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

Feb
15
Thu
Intermediate Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class takes the techniques learned in the beginner classes to the next level. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided.

Feb
17
Sat
Aquatic Entomology Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Starting in the classroom and finishing on the river, this 3 hour clinic focuses on the importance of being able to identify aquatic insects, understand their life cycles, and select fly patterns that will most effectively fool the selective trout in our Central Oregon fishery.

Feb
20
Tue
Beginner Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

Feb
22
Thu
Intermediate Fly Tying Session 1 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class takes the techniques learned in the beginner classes to the next level. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided.

Feb
27
Tue
Beginner Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

Mar
6
Tue
Intermediate Fly Tying Session 2 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This class takes the techniques learned in the beginner classes to the next level. More advanced skills and fly patterns as well as handling different materials will help better your fly tying journey. All materials and tools are provided.

Mar
7
Wed
Beginner Fly Tying Session 3 @ Confluence Fly Shop
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through this 4 week class we build upon techniques and skills learned in previous classes from putting thread on a hook to the finished fly. All tools and materials are included.

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