RE:Seattle trip 10/11-10/13
I'll agree with Brian it's difficult to argue with Fall. Sept thru Oct one can usually count on pretty good weather if you get lucky the clouds will roll in and keep the sun off the water to improve the steelheading.
The wonderful thing about the Deschutes is you can target both Steelhead and Trout in the same river. Steelhead in the morning before the sun pounds the water (northerly flowing fish face teh rising sun). Grab a little shut eye, fling flies for trout nymphing often picks up steelhead. grab more shut eye and steehead in the evening. During the fall you might have the opportunity to fish the October caddis hatch. These caddis appear like small birds, the takes are savage.
Skated OC for metalheads, Juro that must get the blood flowing.