The Crooked River continues to provide great fishing

Crooked River - Prineville, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fly and Field

by Fly and Field Outfitters

The Crooked River continues to provide great fishing. We’ve been seeing some excellent pale morning dun hatches. They are typically around size 16 - 20, expect the bigger ones on cooler cloudy days. Caddis are still around and the fish will look for them when the PMD hatch isn’t prevalent. Terrestrials can receive some attention, I wouldn’t fish them without a dropper nymph. PMD nymphs, baetis nymphs, two-bit hookers, and caddis pupa are the go-to nymphs. Midges are also worth a try. Don’t forget about soft hackles, either on a swing or under your indicator, they do a great job of imitating an emerging caddis or mayfly. With many days this week forecasted to be in the 70s, I would expect some excellent hatches and lots of hungry fish. 


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, CDC Thorax PMD #16-18

Recommended Nymphs: 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, Split Back PMD #18, 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