Fall River Fishing Has Been Excellent

Fall River - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fly and Field

by Fly and Field Outfitters

Fall River fishing has been excellent recently. Spreading out is the best way to go. Finding fish that aren’t pressured constantly is key to success. Blue wing olives are hatching in the afternoon along with caddis and some midges. As it warms up, the dry fly fishing will keep picking up. Euro nymphing is best for getting fish in the net. Indicators can work too, but it’s important to use an indicator that won’t spook the fish. Smaller nymphs will still be the most productive, but don’t be afraid to use a weighted size 18 - 16 mayfly nymph or caddis pupa to help get your smaller nymphs closer to the bottom. Always remember to try a streamer if all else fails. Sometimes a rainbow will hammer an olive or white streamer on the swing or slowly stripped. This next week the forecast is showing a few days in the 60s which will surely get the fish active.

Suggested Dries: Purple Haze #16-20, Sparkle Dun BWO #16-20, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-20, Olive Haze #16-18, Tilt Wing BWO #16-18, Parachute Adams #16-20

Suggested Nymphs: Black or Red Zebra Midge #18-22, Black or Red Winkers Midge #18-22, Black or Olive Tailwater Tiny #18-22, Black or Red Rainbow Warrior #18-20, Olive Micro May #18-20, FB Pheasant Tail #16-20, Olive or HE Anato-May #16-20

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