Transitioning from PMD’s to the 2 tailed Cinygmula Mayflies now

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

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by The Fly Fishers Place

The Metolius is transitioning from PMD’s to the 2 tailed Cinygmula Mayflies now. We should see more of them and less of the PMD’s. That being said I fished a PMD hatch last December and was blown away to see them so late. The fish probably don’t know (or don’t care) about the difference between a yellow mayfly with 2 tails compared to a yellow mayfly with 3 tails.
Blue Wing Olives are another mayfly you’ll see a lot of on most days from here on out through the Fall and Winter. Usually they hatch about 12:30 to 3 and can provide 20 to 60 minutes of nice dry fly fishing.
Lot’s of great October Caddis hatches going, and fish are popping some adults on the surface, but the pupa is the more consistent fly to take fish during the emergence.
For the Smaller Caddis try X Caddis and the new Prairie Dog Pupa. Such a cool new fly!
Golden Stone Nymphs, Frenchies, Perdigons, Jigs, Lightning Bugs and Zebra Midges now and for the rest of Winter will be killer.
Eggs are definitely a good nymph right now post kokanee run.
The Bull Trout fishing is just seemingly getting better by the year. Lot’s of fish around and worth the effort to string up your 8 weight and toss some large streamers. We’ve got some killer streamers now, including some custom stuff we like to fish on the Metolius.

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for Saturday, October 23rd

Metolius River: The Metolius fished really well this week
Fall River: BWO’s are the key hatch
Crooked River: The Crooked is holding steady around 50 cfs
Deschutes River- Lower: The Lower Deschutes trout fishing is holding steady
Deschutes River: With the higher water it is prime for streamers and nymphing
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie is a top choice by mid week again
South Twin Lake: Twin Lakes Fishing Report
Haystack Reservoir: Haystack Reservoir is 91% full today