The Crooked River Has Been Fishing Well

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

by Fly and Field Outfitters

The Crooked River has been fishing well. Once again, the water rose up to 255CFS two days ago. I don’t think it will stay up for long but i’m not a water resources manager. Hatches have been fairly small recently and with this week's heat wave, surface action will not be consistent. Terrestrials, pale morning duns and caddis are your best bets for dry flies. Nymphing with caddis pupa and small mayfly nymphs is the way to go. Larger nymphs have potential briefly after the water has been raised. Size 16 - 22 is most consistent on the Crooked. Fishing in the morning and evening will be the most consistent. This heat is no joke, bring lots of water and sun protection. 


Recommended Dries: Black, Tan or Olive Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, CDC Caddis #14 - 16, 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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