Expect the hatches to pop off a bit earlier than last week

Fall River - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

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by Fly and Field Outfitters
8-20-2021
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The Fall River has been fishing well. Expect the hatches to pop off a bit earlier than last week. The cooler weather will likely make mayflies more prominent than caddis. Pale morning duns will be the main hatch, there may be some good blue wing olive emergences as well. If nothing is actively hatching throw around some terrestrials with a small mayfly dropper. Nymphing is more consistent than dry flies. The usual small mayfly patterns and midges do very well on the Fall. Jigged euro nymphs are also a really excellent option. Streamers are always good to use on the Fall, especially when nothing else seems to be working. This colder than average weather can make for some really productive fishing days.

 

Suggested Dries: X-Caddis #14-20, Black, Tan or Olive Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, 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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