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Deschutes Road Trip

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Steelhead anglers are some of the most dedicated individuals in the realm of fly-fishing. The chance to catch a wild fish will cause anglers to travel thousands of miles and spend countless hours casting, in hope for that tug that may come only once a day. Follow Dan Shelper as he journeyed from Michigan to the Deschutes River in Oregon, click the icon in the photo for more details.


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Adventure is something that we all long for, and a road trip to the Deschutes is sure to satisfy the craving.


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A quick pit stop halfway through the drive to stock up on some frothy drinks.


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Excited to finally arrive, a moment was shared to soak up the anticipation and the scenery.


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As the sun fell behind the hills we stepped into the to make the first casts of the trip.


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Early morning success after the first night in the hammocks


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Post morning fishing ritual of a huge breakfast immediately followed by a nap.



The caboose of what hit like a train wreck.



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It is important to take time to admire what is around you and soak up the best part of the experience.


Losing a fish to laziness is enough to make a man puke.



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After paying a visit to the Deschutes Angler, we found our way to some new water with fresh fish.


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For two souls on the hunt for adventure, we found more than we were looking for. Looking over the river one last time before starting the trek back to Michigan.