Written by: Heidi Adcock
I can think of no better way to kick off summer than a three-day float on the lower Deschutes river, except, of course, if that trip happens to be with Deep Canyon Outfitters. The three special ladies that signed up to join me on this fantastic trip couldn’t agree more.
From Trout Creek to Maupin, we enjoyed incredible fishing, beautiful scenery, and exciting whitewater on one of America’s most productive trout rivers. The end of the famous salmonfly hatch brought an end to the crowds. And so, with the river virtually to ourselves, we laughed and fished and fished some more with our exceptional guides expertly putting us right where the fish were. We cast to plenty of big redsides sipping small caddisflies in the foamy back eddies and under overhanging trees and sharpened our nymphing techniques while fooling unsuspecting trout with Jimmy Legs and caddis pupa imitations all day long. How I love those Jimmy Legs!
A heartfelt thanks goes to Deep Canyon’s guides and camp chef, Michael Davita, Matt Carter, and Cullen Whisenhunt for showing us such a wonderful time, pampering us with exceptional food and getting us into some incredible trout. These guys are the best!
Cheers to the ladies who joined me on this incredible trip, Kathy, Vickie and Sherry. We cussed like sailors and laughed until it hurt, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! Until next year…
Heidi Adcock works at Orvis Portland.