As we prepare for our Deschutes season to begin it’s always interesting to investigate the prey before we hunt. The Deschutes Redside is a fish that deserves the time and respect. What kind of trout is it, where did it origins come from? Searching online I found a fly shop in Welches Oregon who had written a great deal about these fish… I’ve pulled a couple of paragraphs, but worth the visit when you have the time.
Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri-Redband trout of the Columbia basin, Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus- Rainbows on the west side of the Cascade Mountains and referred to as coastal rainbows.
There’s been decades of debate and confusion about how to classify the different forms of rainbow trout. In fact for a while in the early 1900’s redband trout were called silver trout and considered to be a form of cutthroat trout, a result of the fact that several characteristics of redbands are closer to cutthroat than to coastal rainbow.
Deschutes River redbands are called “redsides” due to the common bright red band along the sides of the body. Like other redband trout, Deschutes redsides also show faint yellow or orange slashes under the lower jaw, similar to cutthroat trout. This sometimes tricks anglers into believing they caught a cutthroat or a rainbow-cutthroat high-bred, when it is actually a natural color pattern of many redbands.
It’s almost that time… We are down to only a set of dates available. Three prime days on the Deschutes River, June 9-11. I’m telling you guys these dates in years past have been the dates that have been the most sot after. These dates put you dead in the middle of a can’t miss situation. What I mean is if the weather is a little early you’ll hit a caddis hatch that you will not believe. If the weather is a little late, you’re going to hit the “World Famous Salmon Fly Hatch”. Right on target for the fly fishing experience of a life time.
Also these dates that are booked in 2010 will follow you or your group until you decide you don’t want them anymore. The dates are wide open for the group that books now, they will have first right of refusal on these dates forever…
This trip is a put-in on wensday take out on friday. Grab your fly box, your favorite rod, call few friends, and let’s go fish’in.. Give us a call.