Fall River fishing has been excellent

Fall River - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

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by Fly and Field Outfitters

Fall River fishing has been excellent. Getting away from the typical access points is a good way to go. Dry fly action has been decent, most fish are being fooled in the mornings and evenings. Pale morning duns and caddis are the major hatches. Sometimes there is some good blue wing olive action. Terrestrial patterns can work well all day long, sometimes they require you to find the fish that want to eat. Nymphing is best with the usual patterns. Zebra midges and small mayflies, no bigger than size 16 are excellent. Try out some split back PMD nymphs before or during a hatch and those should see some attention. When those fish are immovable, reach for the streamer box.

Suggested Dries: Parachute PMD #16-18, Tilt Wing PMD #16-18, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-16, Yellow Sally #14 -16, Purple Haze #16-20, Sparkle Dun BWO #16-20, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-20, Olive Haze #16-18, Tilt Wing BWO #16-18, Parachute Adams #16-20

Suggested Nymphs: Black or Red Zebra Midge #18-22, Black or Red Winkers Midge #18-22, Black or Olive Tailwater Tiny #18-22, Black or Red Rainbow Warrior #18-20, Olive Micro May #18-20, FB Pheasant Tail #16-20, Olive or HE Anato-May #16-20

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