The Crooked has been fishing very well

Crooked River - Prineville, OR


by Fly and Field Outfitters
5-14-2021
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The Crooked has been fishing very well. The water levels have been stable over the past week and the action on dry flies and nymphs has been excellent. We have been seeing less of the blue wing olive hatch and more of the pale morning duns, especially on warmer days. Around this time of year, large caddis hatches start occurring. Most of them will be size 14 - 16 in olive or tan. Midge hatches are consistent in the mornings and evenings. The best subsurface patterns are midges, PMD and BWO nymphs, scuds and caddis pupa. Indicator tactics are great for covering water, Euro tactics can clean up in pools where fish stack up. Now that terrestrials are out and about, try fishing a small chubby with a nymph dropper rig.

Recommended Dries: Purple Haze #18-20, Winkers Midge Black #18-24, Stillborn Midge #18-20, Chubby Chernobyl Black #14-16, Tilt wing PMD #16, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-16, Tilt Wing Dun Mahogany #14, Black Stimi #14-16, CDC Thorax PMD #16-18, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-20

Recommended Nymphs: Peacock Jimmy Legs #10-12, Perdigon Purple #14-18, Physco Prince #14-18, Two Bit Hooker #16-20 Red or Black, Trina’s BWO Angel-case Emerger #16-20, Tail Water Tiny TB Olive #18-22, BWO Biot Emerger #18-20, Soft Hackle Olive #16-20, Zebra Midge #18-20, Olive BH Scud #16 - 14, Olive or Tan Sparkle Pupa #16-18, Nitro Caddis Pupa #16-18




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