Amy Hazel is here to break down the Deschutes Angler fly shop and what you need to do now to prepare for your next trout fishing trip.  Amy shares some great tips for the salmon fly hatch and general trout in May, June and July.

We find out how Amy traveled the world fly fishing before landing on the Deschutes River and connecting with John Hazel.  Now Amy is heading up a great blog and resource for anglers who want to dig into the Deschtues River.


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Deschutes Angler Show Notes with Amy Hazel

04:44 – Amy is setting up hosted trips with Heather Hodson from United Women on the Fly.  

05:11 – I noted the live clubhouse app and our live podcast episodes.

16:00 – Amy notes when she first met John Hazel who was in the CF Burkheimer booth.

20:40 – Chicks with Sticks School is the good stuff Amy has going in their classes.

21:20 – George Cook talked about the history of NW spey on episode 131 here.

22:30 – The Deschutes Angler Fishing Report Blog


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47:00 – The green drake adults by Mike LawsonMike was on the podcast here and covered Green Drake hatch.

53:20 – Rick Hafele was on the podcast in episode 37 and covered basic entomology.

56:00 – Tom Jarman was on the podcast to cover Euro Nymphing.

57:25 – The 16/20 knot for euro nymphing


1:04:30 – The non twist knot to keep your salmon fly floating freely and regularly.

1:07:30 – The Blue Euro fly and others can be found on the fly page and at MFC.

1:13:20 – The Clark’s Stone Fly is a killer pattern later in the season.

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1:14:10 – Dave McNeese was on the podcast in episode 155.


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Top Tips for the Deschutes River Salmon Fly Hatch

  1. If 80 degrees and above the salmon fly action will get out
  2. Be ready to fish other bugs during salmon fly hatch
  3. June maybe even better
  4. Trout prefer mayflies over all else
  5. Have green drake patterns ready to go
  6. Have some Pink Albert’s in your box
  7. Euro nymphing off of the dry dropper
  8. Use fluorocarbon so fly sinks quicker
  9. Use tungsten beads and no lead
  10. Clarks Stone later in the hatch


Deschutes Angler Resources Noted in the Show


Non-Twist Knot from Deschutes Angler Fly Shop on Vimeo.


Videos Noted in the Podcast

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Deschutes Angler Conclusion with Amy Hazel

Amy Hazel is on the podcast today to break down the keys to trout fishing with a focus on May, June and July.  Salmon Flies, golden stones, yellow sallies and other bugs are all broken down today.

We focus on Ethan and what he can do being new to the hatch and the Deschutes.  We also find out why the blue euro nymph is so effective on the river.  We walk through the steps even if you are brand new to the river.