Metolius River is Fishing Well

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The Metolius is fishing well. Drakes are on but have not peaked by any means. This means on most days you’ll see drakes, maybe just a few, but the fish are looking up for them. Some of the most intense Green Drake hatches are still ahead of us in June over the next 20 days or so.

PMD hatches are good most afternoons and you’ll see PMD’s all over the river from the Lake Creek run to below Bridge 99.

We’ve also been experiencing good caddis emergences and getting some Yellow Sally Stoneflies too.

We had a customer have a banner day on a black ant the other day! This of you that know me know I am a dry fly addict, and a match the hatch freak. I also love terrestrials and believe in them for lakes and rivers. The Metolius is no exception. The last couple of seasons I have been fishing more black beetle patterns on the Met because of my success with them on the lakes. I just feel a ton of confidence with them. Try it. Euro Nymphing continues to be our #1 method of picking up fish now. Indicator Nymphing and a bit of streamer action is good for redsides and bull trout now.

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