Fall River was good last week

Fall River - La Pine, OR (Deschutes County)

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by Fly and Field Outfitters

Fall River was good last week. The fish aren’t very active until mid-morning most days. This week will be a bit warmer to start so we might see a bit more activity. Expect blue wing olives in the early afternoon. Midges on the surface may entice a bite in the morning or later in the afternoon. Despite the lack of large surface bugs, a dry-dropper technique is a great idea, specifically for getting delicate presentations that don’t spook fish. BWO nymphs and midges are the best under the surface. I wish I had something more exciting to say for nymphs but this time of year can be a bit bland given what’s in the drift. A small size 16-18 micro stonefly nymph might get some attention if nothing else is working. Euro-style flies are definitely something good to try out. White, black, and olive streamers get a lot of attention on certain days, target the fish that follows the streamer, they usually take a bit eventually. It seems that this may be the warmest week we see for a while, it’s a great time to get to the Fall. 


Suggested Dries: X-Caddis #14-20, Black, Tan or Olive Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Purple Haze #16-20, Sparkle Dun BWO #16-20, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-22, 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, Biot Midge #18-22, Disco 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, Slim Shady Olive #18-20, Olive or HE Anato-May #16-20

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Fly and Field Outfitters Reports
for Friday, November 12th, 2021

East Lake: End of Season East Lake Report
Twin Lake South: The Twin Lakes continue to fish well
Deschutes River- Lower: Great trout fishing over the last week
Metolius River: With warmer conditions, there will likely be good numbers of October caddis
Crooked River: Fishing has been good and it’s very likely to improve