Crooked River is Fishing Really Well

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

The Crooked River is fishing really well. Most days now are getting a strong emergence of afternoon Blue Wing Olives. Before the hatch nymph a Flashback PT or Skinny Nelson under a tiny yarn indicator. When the hatch happens the Klinkhammer and Film Critic ought to be your starting point until the fish start to eat more duns. At that time hit them with Sparkle Duns the BDE Dun. Knock Down Dun (Cripple) is another really good catcher!
Zebra Midges, Perdigons, Scuds, Ray Charles are hot nymphs.

Late Afternoon Midge hatches are best matched with Winklers, Century Drive Midges and Griffiths Gnats (BTW, our current G-Gnat selection has a hot pink post on top so you can see the damn thing. Now that I am in my 50’s I get it. Sorry it took me so long)

A reminder that we are offering a $350 guide trip special until 4/21/21 for 1 to 3 anglers on the Crooked and Fall River. Splitting $350 2 or 3 ways is really inexpensive for everyone, or splurging $350 on yourself is a heck of a way to get a lot of private instruction.

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Friday, March 5th

Crooked River: Crooked River Report
Fall River: Fall River Has Been Good
Metolius River: The Metolius Was Mixed This Week
Deschutes River: Middle Deschutes is an Okay Bet
Lower Deschutes River: Good Bet Upstream of Maupin
Lake Billy Chinook: Bull Trout Fishing is Just Getting Going

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Thursday, February 11th

Crooked River: Seeing Some Icing Along The Shorelines
Fall River: All Access Points Are Open at This Time Including The Hatchery Now
Deschutes River: Good This Week on Streamers