Phil that runs my office was out there last week before the storm and had an amazing afternoon hatch and caught 5 on BWO dries. My friend Rich had a similar day yesterday and several of the guys that either work at the shop or hang out here a lot have been hitting the river and finding good nymph action from about 11 am to 3 or 4 PM. Fishing has been productive from Allingham to Candle Creek. Remember on the Metolius, you might be at the Fish Trap eddy and see zero hatch when another guy is upstream at Allingham and hits the hot rise. That’s how it goes, so be prepared with nymphs too. We love golden stone nymphs, eggs, blue prince, red lightning bug or copper john, zebra midges, micro mayflies, wd40, 2 bit hookers, perdigons and jigs.
Certainly streamer fishing for for bull trout is a great option now, as is dead drifting streamers or nymphs under an indicator for bull’s.