BWO's, midges and dark streamers are all viable options this time of year. Sub surface is the way to play. Stripping small streamers can be a fun way to target browns in this stretch.
Water flow: Benham: 599 CFS Bend: 567 CFS
Visibility: 29 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 39 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: mornings, afternoons.
Best stretch: Tetherow Crossing to Lake Billy Chinook
Best access point: Steelhead Falls, Lower Bridge, Tetherow Crossing
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout
Fishing season: Open all year
Nearest airport: Roberts Field Airport (RDM), Redmond, Oregon
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 3X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Bank Shot Sink Tip Fly Line
Time to give the Steelhead in the river a break and give them a chance to start their spawning cycle.......