Fall River is Fishing Well

Fall River - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

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by The Fly Fishers Place

Fall River is fishing well, yesterday I saw some good BWO hatches in the afternoon and finally a good PMD and a few Green Drakes in the late afternoon.

Because I got blown off the lakes I guided the Fall on friday and it was a great reminder of the importance of Euro Nmyphing vs. Indicator approaches, as the Euro technique was far more effective. Also, I am a total long light leader fan for dries. 12 feet is a starting point, and 5x to 7x (lot’s of 6x) tippet is critical. My guys were blown away at how the fish responded to the fly and how much better their drifts were because of the leader set up.

Seems like there were not many fish in the Falls and Tubes area. Hatchery and upper River were better.

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