North Santiam River Report

Orvis Company

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For Steelhead, Classic Hairwings, Speys and Dees are always a good choice on the swing. Work every piece of holding water thoroughly! For trout, a dry/dropper rig are the way to go for the rest of the spring. A Yak Caddis / Possie Bugger combination will serve you well.

Water flow: 3050 cfs at the Mehama Station

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All Day

Best stretch: Mill City to Mehama

Best access point: Fisherman's Bend Rec. Area

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis (Speckled, Tan, Brown, McKenzie and October) Stoneflies(Skwala, Golden, Giant Salmonfly) Mayflies (March Brown, BWO, PMD) Terrestrials (Hoppers, Ants, Beatles)

Fish species: Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Portland, Oregon (PDX) - Euguene, Oregon (EUG)

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: Clear Sink Tip Fly Line

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