Fall River is getting better on the dry fly action during the heat

Fall River - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

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by The Fly Fishers Place

Fall River is getting better on the dry fly action during the heat. Not sure why? But we will take it. Remember from earlier reports I was down on the fish ODFW stocked because they are not good dry fly eaters usually. Our guides reported good caddis and PMD hatches throughout the days this week, and some rusty spinners, PMD and BWO hatches in the evening. One of my favorite Fall River memories comes from way back in the 80’s with a Swiss friend named Hans, an Olive Comparadun, some 6x tippet and a broken off fish. We got the fly back the next night. Summer BWO hatches are often overlooked but can provide a lot of good fishing at the right place and right time. A lesson learned long ago.

Right now, in the heat especially, Ants and Hoppers are working well too. Nymphing and streamer action is always an important at the Fall River. Besides the Euro Nymphing action, there are some really good opportunities for fish pounding a small streamer!

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for Saturday, July 10th

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