Photos: When Life and Luck Collide

Written by: Brian O’Keefe


The bass were feeding ahead of a cold front in Deschutes national Forest.
Photos by Brian O’Keefe

The other day, I drove up into the Deschutes National Forest in search of some big bass. I had my 8 weight, a few flies and poppers, a couple donuts, and some lemonade. Since I was boatless, . . .

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Photos of the Day: Two Big Ones from the Metolius


The rainbows of the Metolius are known for their stunning colors.
Photo by Brian O’Keefe

I got a great email from my friend, Brian O’Keefe yesterday, which contained these photos. O’keefe has been one of fly fishing’s top photographers for more than two decades, and he. . .

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Photo of the Day: A Fat Rainbow on a Chubby Chernobyl

Written by: Damien Nurre, Deep Canyon Outfitters


The rainbows on the Deschutes love the big bugs!
Photo by Damien Nurre

Stonefly season is winding down on the Lower Deschutes, and it was a good one. Trout were keying into the adult salmonflies and golden stones, hammering any well placed fly under the trees. This fish was caught on a Chubby Chernobyl in. . .

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Video: Outta Town Brown Trout

Here’s some great stuff from the waters of Oregon, where the Kids with Sticks get into some serious brown trout. But they don’t just focus on success, and you’ll see some reactions and facial expressions that might seem eerily familiar if you’ve ever lost a big one.

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Video: Sweet Dreams of Oregon Trout

Dang. The folks at Outside Bend Productions have been busy. Not only do they get a video in last week’s Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, but they follow it up with another killer production on Sunday night. This one answers the question: When stuck in a hotel room during a business trip to Los Angeles, what does a city-bound fly fisher dream of? Home waters, of course.

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