Fall River fishing has been good

Fall River - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

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by Fly and Field Outfitters

Fall River fishing has been good. Mornings and evenings are the most productive but the middle of the day isn’t terrible. Cloud cover can really help improve your chances, especially when fishing dries. Pale morning duns, blue wing olives, terrestrials, and caddis around size 16 - 18 are the main hatches. Small mayfly nymphs, midges, and caddis pupa have really good potential under the surface. The Fall doesn’t have an abundance of nutrients which means most of the nymphs are small. Trout are aware of this and don’t often bite large nymph patterns. Late summer rains appear to be here early and I couldn’t be happier about it. Let’s hope for little to no lightning, lots of rain, and nice cool temperatures for the remaining days of the summer.

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, Split Back PMD #18, Olive or HE Anato-May #16-20

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