The Kokanee Spawn is On

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On the Metolius we should see Green Drakes straggling to the finish line this week, and that should be about it for them until next May. Tina and I fished the river a couple of times last week and caught all of our fish on the Jeff’s Flav, GD Sparkle Dun and GD Film Critic. 
Besides Drakes, look for BWO, Mahogany Duns, PMD’s, several types of Caddis (Olive #16-18, Tan #12-16, Grey #14-16 & October #8-10), some Golden Stones and a small number of the little Olive Stones left. 
As we move towards that cooler weather later in the week BWO’s will be really important and I’d say looking back over the years at October hatches when the weather cools that Mahogany Duns will make a stronger appearance. 3 flies I like for Mahogany Duns include a Gray Comparadun, Quill Gordon and an Upright Rusty Spinner which is an incredible little brown parachute pattern that works all over the place, but becomes a real favorite in the fall. 

The Kokanee spawn is on, so add Egg’s to your nymphing game. 
Lot’s of great Bull Trout opportunities now on big streamers.

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