The McKenzie is good for walk and wade fishing near the Deer Creek and Belknap areas. There are some Fall Drakes and Flav’s there, along with PMD’s, Caddis and some mixed stoneflies including Golden Stones.
It is also good euro nymphing.
Down in the area we drift below McKenzie Bridge it becomes more of a drift boat fishery and less of a wading access river due to the size of the river but also because of the private homes and cabins that are common along the river. We are killing it this summer on our guide trips there. Chubbies with a nymph dropper, Parachute Adams, Purple Haze, Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulators, Euro Jigs, Perdigons, Mega Prince, Posse Buggers and Sparkle Pupas.