On The Metolius, The Trend is Very Good

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fisher's Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

On the Metolius, the trend is very good. Afternoon Baetis hatches have been dominating the daily feeding cycle of the fish. A good friend of mine had a really good midge hatch a few days ago and did well on Griffiths Gnats after the BWO hatch was over.

Later in the day you’ll be seeing more Silver Stripe Sedge and October Caddis mixed with some smaller #14-16 grey caddis. The Pupa of all 3 of these caddis are most important now.

And finally as we move into early February the little black stones become more important too.
Bull Trout fishing remains good on streamers. Bring your 7 or 8 weight for tossing the heavy flies.

Nymph fishing either Euro Style or with an indicator is very productive. I watched Troy (one of our FFP guides) fishing with his wife a couple of days ago hammer a few rainbows, a few whitefish and a nice bull trout all euro nymphing.
Golden Stones, mayfly nymphs, eggs, caddis pupa, pink bead hares ear, blue psycho prince, frenchie and red copper johns are high on our list.

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, January 9th

Metolius River: Metolius is Seeing Good Afternoon Hatches
Crooked River: Crooked River Report
Fall River: Nymphing is Good But the Fish are Educated
Deschutes River: The Middle Deschutes is Running High
Lower Deschutes River: Euro Nymphing Has Been Picking up
Lake Billy Chinook: Lake Billy Chinook Report
Prinevile Reservoir: Prineville Reservoir Report

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Metolius River: Winter is Great for Bull Trout and Streamer Action Remains Very Good.
Crooked River: Eggs have Been The Best
Fall River: The Fall Has Been Pretty Decent
Lower Deschutes River: Warm Springs Area Has Been Good for Trout and Steelhead
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes is Running High and Cold