The Crooked River has been fishing well

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

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by Fly and Field Outfitters
7-23-2021
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The Crooked River has been fishing well. Flows have dropped down to 204 CFS which is really excellent. Dry fly action is good in the mornings and evenings, mainly with caddis around size 16 or 18. Terrestrials have the potential to fool fish at any time of day. Pale morning dun hatches are also productive. Nymphing has been productive with small mayfly nymphs, size 16 - 20. Caddis pupae have good potential. Whitefish are typically glued to the bottom and trout are often feeding above the whities. Swinging your flies is a good way to imitate an emerging insect and get your nymphs in front of feeding trout.  

 

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, TailWater 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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