Drakes Are Still On

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On the Metolius Drakes are still on and fishing is good to great most afternoons from Canyon Creek to Candle Creek. PMD’s are also very important. You need a good cripple and emerger pattern to supplement your dun patterns. Rusty Spinners will round out your PMD experience at dusk. 

Caddis hatches are good, but will improve with warmer days ahead. BWO hatches have been coming off in the early evening after the drakes. Keep an eye open for them because they can be sneaky but important. After size 8 or 10 drakes have been the focus, seeing and recognizing a size 20 baetis is not what we want to focus on. But the trout do. Bull Trout fishing is good on big streamers. My customers Jake and his dad Don have been making me jealous. Euro Nymphing is excellent, especially in the upper river and down around Bridge 99. We are getting close to Golden Stones in the Upper River segments so stone nymphs are key up there especially.

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