Fishing on the Metolius continues to be fairly productive. Red-bands are nearing the end of their spawn. Try not to trample on the spawning gravels and remember that fishing above Allingham Bridge is prohibited until May 22. There are decent hatches of yellow mayflies happening, pale morning dun patterns should imitate these bugs just fine. Blue wing olives are still hatching in the afternoon. Along with october caddis, there are grey and tan caddis coming off as well. Fishing a caddis pupa would be a great idea right now. Nymphing with golden stone patterns is also an excellent idea. Bull trout fishing has been productive with both streamers and nymphs. We should be seeing some colder temperatures and precipitation out there next week. Don’t let that stop you, fishing should be productive.
Suggested Dries: Hackle Stacker BWO #18-20, Sparkle Dun BWO #18-20, Purple Haze #16-20, Tilt Wing BWO #18-20, Olive Haze #16-18, Parachute BWO #18-20, Tilt Wing Mahogany #16-18, Black or Tan Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Parachute Adams #16-20
Suggested Nymphs: Lex’s Improved Golden Stone #8-10, Poxyback Golden Stone #8-10, Golden Trout Retriever #8-10, Brown Jimmy Legs #8-12, Deep October Pupa #8-10, Jigged Tungsten Hare’s Ear #14-16, Jigged CDC PT #14-16, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #14-18, Black Super Sinker #16-18, Copper Microstone #14-18, Red Copper John #16-18, Olive Anato-May #16-18, Olive Micro May #18-20, Black Lightning Bug #14-18, Olive or Tan Sparkle Pupa #16-18, Nitro Caddis Pupa #16-18