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Airflo Lines, Behemoth Reel, Bend, Fly and Field Outfitters, Oregon, Redington Chromer, Rio Lines, Spey, Steelhead -

So there I was, thinking about steelheading again on the Lower Deschutes when it came to me in  a soft voice: "You need a new Redington Chromer 6126 with a Behemoth for those fish." I listened to the voice in my head, and it came to pass that the rig was put together and I was off on the adventure of chasing steelhead this last weekend with a good buddy. Getting there in the twilight of Thursday evening we set up and fished a run below Nena Creek, and I put the Chromer with an Airflo Skagit head and Rio Sink...

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Bend, Brian OKeefe, Fly and Field Outfitters, Fly Tying, Hareline Dubbin, Oregon, Spey, Spirit River, Steelhead, Tiemco -

"If fishing for steelhead on the swing was an Olympic sport, all you would need is a stout Spey Rod, Type 3 sink tip, some leader and this simple fly - it's called the Huck & Hope." That was the answer to my question of the day for Brian O'Keefe, a true legend of the sport of fishing and fly fishing. I asked him, "So I am heading down to the Lower D, and was wondering what you think I should take?" After talking for a quick bit about different places and techniques he said, "Why don't I just tie...

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Bend Oregon, Fly and Field Outfitters, Fly Fishing, Product Review, Sage Fly Rod, Sage X -

Review of the New Sage X HD Client Steve Peters playing a slabby Redband on the new Sage X HD Every so often as fishing guides we are given truly cool assignments. We love our day-to-day routine of helping people catch fish on all our favorite waters, but when the opportunity arises to try something new and different, it’s always welcome. This last week offered such a task. Here at Fly and Field we recently took temporary possession of the brand new, not even available to the public, Sage X HD rod. Our model was a 9’ 5wt. It was...

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Rolling down the Lower Deschutes with the guides of Fly and Field Outfitters in the Spring is about as much fun as you could ever want to have. The crew pulls out all the stops and I was treated to the experience as a client over the weekend. The purpose of a shake-down trip is to ensure that all the boats and gear are properly set up for trips of this type. We embarked on a 3 day float from the put-in at Trout Creek with the take out being Harpham Flats. Bringing enough gear and food to fill the...

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