Lower Deschutes Mini


Lower Deschutes River Mini

This event will follow the new Fly Fishing Team USA cycle format starting this year. For anglers to be eligible to garner points, they need to be from the states of Utah, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, or California.

Organizer: Zach Vandehay

Date: Saturday, March 26th, 2022

Location: Maupin, Oregon

Event Format: 2, 2 hr competitor controlled sessions. 

Fish: Wild rainbow trout and whitefish.

Angler Limit: This event will be limited to the first 12 anglers.

Transportation will need to be provided by the anglers on their own.


Competition Sectors:

Sector I and Sector II: Will both be located on the Lower Deschutes Access road.




8:00 am - 10 am :: Session 1

10:30 am - 12:30 pm :: Session 2

1:30 pm - 3:30pm :: Session 3

4:00pm - 6:00pm :: Session 4


Registration and Fee:

No entry fee but you must purchase a Fly Fishing Team USA membership for 2021-2022 within 24 hours of your registration confirmation. Please WAIT TO PURCHASE the membership until you have gotten a spot in the comp as it is first come first serve for the registration and I can't guarantee you'll get in. The membership is good until July 31, 2022. You can purchase the membership at the top of the Fly Fishing Team USA page



A comp water no-fish policy will be in effect starting Friday, March 11th at dark. All other water will remain open.


Hotels: The Dalles has lots of options about 45min from the competition location.


1 - 1 3/26/2022 8:00am - 10:00am
1 - 2 3/26/2022 10:30am - 12:30pm
2 - 1 3/26/2022 1:30pm - 3:30pm
2 - 2 3/26/2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Ryan Wilbur Any chance you could expand the field? Seems to be a good amount of interest!
February 27, 2022; 3:42pm EST
Zachary VanDeHey I will look into possibly expanding the field and let you know Ryan, thanks!
February 27, 2022; 8:48pm EST
Ryan Wilbur Awesome, thank you very much!!
February 28, 2022; 5:55pm EST
Kevin Haley An expanded field would be amazing. I’ll do my best to help with setup the day prior, marking off beats, etc.
March 1, 2022; 9:29pm EST
Tonn Cummins This is my first comp, Zachary is there a place that I can read the rules of the comp for scoring and fishing tackle regulations? Also I paid my membership subscription immediately after registration, but it still says “membership needed”. Is there something else I need to do? My email is tonnmcummins@gmail.com. I’m looking forward to it.
March 3, 2022; 11:41am EST
Zachary VanDeHey I will send out an email soon to everyone who is registered with some basic rules outlined for this.
March 3, 2022; 12:44pm EST
Mattias Holverson What’s up Tonn, same “membership needed” situation is happening on my end as well. (purchased the membership right after I entered)…I’m sure it’s just a glitch
March 4, 2022; 2:20pm EST
Kevin Haley Any update on if this field will be expanded?
March 5, 2022; 1:57pm EST
Zachary VanDeHey I have reevaluated the water to see if I could make more anglers work and I don't believe it will work... I'm planning on doing another comp later this year on water that would allow more anglers!
March 7, 2022; 1:08pm EST
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