The Metolius is still getting a good afternoon Green Drake

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Fly Fishers Place

by The Fly Fishers Place

The Metolius is still getting a good afternoon Green Drake hatch, mostly in a size 10. Flav’s might be kaput for the 2021 fall hatch. See you next year? Or will you surprise us in the rain Tuesday?
PMD’s and BWO’s and Mahogany Duns continue to be very important mayfly emergences now and for several more weeks.

Caddis hatches remain good and we are seeing more and more October Caddis hatches, with the Pupa being the most important life stage to imitate. But don’t overlook the importance of the late season Tan #16 and Olive #16 caddis too.

I am headed to the river in a just a moment and hope to fish all of that, and some Golden Stone Adults too. I have seen fishable Golden Stone Adults up to the end of October on a good year. If it stays warms and dry as the trend, they will stick around.

Nymphing and Bull Trout fishing are great bets as always and with more and more Kokanee in the stream you can be assured the Bulls are feeding a lot on them, plus eggs now become an important food source for everyone.

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