The Metolius Is Looking Good

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

by Fly and Field Outfitters

The Metolius is looking good, as it always is. Green drake emergences are getting more common and action on pale morning duns has been great. The cool weather this week will likely bring out more blue wing olives and PMDs than caddis. However, sometimes a cooler period can bring back some of the big october caddis so have some pupa ready to go. Green drake nymphs and golden stones are great for nymphing, along with patterns that can imitate the BWO and PMD nymphs. Jigged euro-style flies are bound to get bites as well. Bull trout are being caught with both nymphs and streamers. 


Suggested Dries: Hackle Stacker BWO #18-20, Sparkle Dun BWO #18-20, Purple Haze #16-20, Tilt Wing BWO #18-20, Olive Haze #16-18, Parachute BWO #18-20, Tilt Wing Mahogany #16-18, Tilt Wing PMD #16-18, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-16, Black or Tan Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Parachute Adams #16-20

Suggested Nymphs: Lex’s Improved Golden Stone #8-10, Poxyback Golden Stone #8-10, Golden Trout Retriever #8-10, Brown Jimmy Legs #8-12, Deep October Pupa #8-10, Jigged Tungsten Hare’s Ear #14-16, Jigged CDC PT #14-16, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #14-18, Black Super Sinker #16-18, Copper Microstone #14-18, Red Copper John #16-18, Olive Anato-May #16-18, Olive Micro May #18-20, Black Lightning Bug #14-18, Olive or Tan Sparkle Pupa #16-18, Nitro Caddis Pupa #16-18

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