McKenzie River Fish Report 07-04-07

McKenzie River - Coburg, OR


by The Fly Fishers Place
7-4-2007
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The Upper McKenzie is a great place to cast fluffy dries to hatchery and native trout including West Slope Cutthroats.  The pocket water off Hwy 126 in Willamette National Forest is easy to read and reach.  Caddis and mayflies are the most frequent hatches. This is known as a "green" river... meaning green is a good fly color.  Attactor patterns are normally productive as well.  Floating this river above Leaburg Dam is a blast---fishing from the boat provides fast action fishing opprotunities in this gorgous west slope, fern laden canyon.  Below Leaburg, summer steelies are beginning to show up and generally June and July are the best months to catch chrome.

DRIES: Green stimi, Purple Haze, Green Caddis, Yellow Comparadun, Coachman

NYMPHS: Copper John, Prince, P.T., green rock worm, soft hackles, green serendipity STEELIES: A-leech (purple, black), MOAL leach, bright winter patterns work well.



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