The Metolius is Fishing Really Well

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

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by The Fly Fishers Place

The Metolius is fishing really well, with Green Drakes taking the top spot in exciting fishing chances. The hatch seems to be a bit early this year, so we can’t be sure how long into June it will last. Certainly we see Drakes in mid-May, but they usually really get going about Memorial Day and last to almost July. There is not quite yet any major hatches where you see “the helicopters” hovering all over, but enough each day between 2 and 4 (maybe 5 PM) to get the fish on them!

PMD hatches are coming just before the drakes on most days and have provided excellent fishing.
Look for a lot of smaller summer Caddis (#12-18 in tan’s, grey’s and olive tones) to be important and never count out BWO’s on the Metolius. Baetis (Blue Wing Olive/BWO) are year round hatchers on this spring creek.

Plenty go good nymph action, with Euro and Indicator fishing depending on the water and where you are and what you’re trying to imitate.

More Reports

The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Friday, May 14th, 2021

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