Our friend Doug Stewart conceived this fly on one of his jaunts down the Lower Deschutes during the early 1970s. I have had the pleasure of camping, storytelling, and fishing with Doug and his son Dave on the Deschutes. They always, always gave me and my buddy Steve the best camp water to fish. Doug and Dave are friends, great fly tyers, and astute fly fishers. This fly is sometimes referred to as the Max Canyon, and anyone should fish it with confidence wherever summer steelhead roam.