The Metolius fished really well this week. There were a lot of good afternoon BWO and Mahogany Dun hatches, a lot of October Caddis and some smaller caddis (tan #16 & grey #14-16), some PMD’s and even just a few straggler Green Drakes floating by in the right place at the right time (mostly around the Wizard Falls area).
Nymphing is really good, we’ve found Golden Stones, October Caddis and smaller Tan Pupa’s, Micro Mayfly, Frenchie, Eggs(!), 2 Bits, Green Perdigons with an Orange Hot Spot and our little Purple Perdigon with a Hot Pink Hot Spot have been BOSS!
Personally, the next month or month and half have historically been my favorite time of the year to target Bull Trout. You know, it is always good with Bull’s around, but this late fall period for me is usually the best for me of the year, especially on big streamers. A lot of friends have been getting Bull’s on Euro Nymphs lately. That can be sporty to say the least on a light tippet. Fight ’em hard and fight them fast.