The fish in the Fall are spread out from the headwaters to the confluence with the Deschutes. So spreading out and exploring some spots you haven’t before is a good idea. Nymphing remains the most consistent method for getting fish to the net, but we have seen sporadic BWO and Caddis hatches in the evenings. Dry fly fishing should begin to pick up on the Fall with the warm weather we are expecting. As far as nymphing goes using something a bit heavier like a Perdigon to get a tiny midge nymph down can be an excellent method. If fish aren’t falling for your small offerings, don’t be afraid to try a large streamer; sometimes, this can entice an eat when all else fails.
Suggested Dries: Sparkle Dun BWO #16-20, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-22, Olive Haze #16-18, Tilt Wing BWO #16-18, Parachute Adams #16-20, Stillborn Midge #18-20
Suggested Nymphs: Black or Red Zebra Midge #18-22, Black or Red Winkers Midge #18-22, Biot Midge #18-22, Disco Midge #18-22, Black or Olive Tailwater Tiny #18-22, Black or Red Rainbow Warrior #18-20, Olive Micro May #18-20, FB Pheasant Tail #16-20, Slim Shady Olive #18-20, Olive or HE Anato-May #16-20
Fishing on the Metolius over the last few weeks has been fair. With highs this next week in the mid......