Green Drakes have definitely ramped up

Metolius River - Metolius Springs, OR (Jefferson County)

by The Fly Fishers Place

The Metolius Green Drakes have definitely ramped up the hatch action since last weekend. Between about 3 and 5 PM most afternoons you can expect to see a solid drake hatch from Candle Creek up to Canyon Creek. Be prepared with emergers and duns and you’ll have more success. Also, some of these fish are rising in very heavy currents, so having a few high floating flies like a Wulff style drake is a darn good idea.

PMD’s are hatching before the drakes and that is cool because it extends your dry fly opportunities by at least an hour or two from sometime after noon to about 3 or 4, depending on the day, and to a certain extent where you are on the river. Rusty Spinner falls have been coming to the river in the evening, pretty close to dusk.

Caddis hatches are improving with the season, and will also improve with the weather.
Euro Nymphing is quite productive on natural colored perdigons, especially browns and olives with an orange hot spot. Micro May’s and 2 Bits to match PMD size and color are really good. Golden Stones, while not hatching yet are certainly important as nymphs.

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The Fly Fishers Place Reports
for Saturday, June 11th

Metolius River: Many caddis species are hatching
Deschutes River- Lower: Excellent Euro Nymph action
Deschutes River: The Middle Deschutes today is brown and high
Fall River: Fall River Fishing Report
McKenzie River: The McKenzie is very high
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake Fishing Report
East Lake: East Lake was excellent fishing this week
Paulina Lake: Paulina is fishing well
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Crane Prairie showed way more signs of life this week!

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Deschutes River- Upper

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