Deschutes Summer Steelhead 48-Hour School, September 30 - October 2, 2017
Take a jet boat ride on the Deschutes River with Mark Bachmann. This school will cover a lot of water and fishing knowledge in 48-hours.
Summer steelhead will bite any time of the day on the Deschutes River. However, odds go way up during the low light hours of morning and evening. Therefore this school will start at noon on September 30, 2017 and classes will be held during the middle of the day. You will go fishing during the four "low-light" periods that this school encompasses.
Many classes will be conducted on the water. Several classes in two-hand fly rod casting and fishing will also include wading and working fishing areas with limited room. It would be very helpful if each student had already attended a basic Spey Casting School.
You will watch an expert guide as he fishes and discloses the secrets and proven methods that put fish on the beach. I want to give you maximum advantage by having as many fish hooked during this school as possible. Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where fish are being hooked and landed. We will provide a lot of hands-on help so that you can be productive too.
Save yourself five years of experimenting on your own. We will concentrate on two-hand fly rod casting and fishing, as well as learning how to locate steelhead water and how to approach it. Emphasis will be on floating line fishing, but we will also cover sinking tip fishing during midday periods.
There will be a small, quiet generator in camp and electric lights in the screened-in dining tent. Some "classroom" type classes will include PowerPoint projections and/or video.
Day 1: Arrive, Brunch, Scandinavian Spey Class, Knots & Leaders, Fish until Dark.
Day 2: Fish the Morning, Brunch, Skagit Spey Class, Fish, Dinner, Fish until Dark.
Day 3: Fish the Morning, Brunch, Back to Mack's Canyon at Noon.
The camp will be based on double occupancy in each roomy sleeping tent. Tents, cots with pads, and full accommodations will be provided. Be sure to bring a sleeping bag, change of clothes and camp shoes.
Lunch, dinners and brunches will be served. The basic format is two meals per day with lots of munchies available.
Bring your own waders, or rent wading gear from us at The Fly Fishing Shop.
Bring your own tackle. Two hand rod/reel outfits will be available for trial.
Phone orders will not be taken. Deposits must be received via shopping cart above no later than 07/25/17. Payments are non-refundable, but are transferable to a replacement student taking this school.
Price includes Deschutes Boaters Pass.
Does not include Oregon Fishing License (available from The Fly Fishing Shop)
Meet at Mack's Canyon: Noon, September 30
Depart for Mack's Canyon: Noon, October 2.
Transportation from Mack's Canyon to Camp will be in a big, roomy, safe jet boat. This boat will make many miles of water available to you and will transport you back to your car at Mack's Canyon after your last day in camp.
How to get to Mack's Canyon