Thankfully a family vacation to Sunriver was on the docket and this fly fisherman had plans. Sure, I couldn't fish the whole time (the wife
1. Catch as many species as possible (Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Cutthroat trout and Atlantic salmon were the goal)
2. Finally catch a fish on a streamer in a river (I don't know why I've not spent more time fishing streamers)
3. Fish the Upper Deschutes and Hosmer Lake
Check. Check. Check.
As the pictures clearly show, chunky Brookies love streamers near downed logs. After a slow morning on the river with our guide Griff (Fly and Field Outfitters, Bend), we went to some hard to reach water. He kept my Father-in-law and Brother-in-law busy nymphing up whitefish and brookies while I chased big guys on the streamer rod. I also got some Brook trout on dries and nymphs.
After fishing streamers so effectively that day, I don't know if I want to fish another way again!