We have been hearing good reports from the Metolius. Consistent PMD hatches have been producing good afternoon dry fly opportunities. Expect to see a variety of caddis as well as May moves along. Green drakes are a few weeks out so make sure to stock up on those. Nymphing remains consistent and a golden stone or green drake nymph followed by a small caddis pupae or mayfly nymph is a great way to go. Streamers and large nymphs to target bulls are the best methods. It’s tough to beat a spring day on the Metolius so get out there and catch some fish!
Suggested Dries: Purple Haze #14-18, Hackle Stacker Baetis #18-20, Parachute Baetis #16-20, Tiltwing #18-20, Comparadun #16-22,
Suggested Nymphs: Lex’s Improved Golden Stone #8-10, Poxyback Golden Stone #8-10, Green Drake Nymph #12-14, Deep October Caddis Pupa #10-12, Red or Black Copper John #14-18, Red or Black Lightning Bug #14-18, Red or Black Two Bit Hooker #16-20, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #14-18, Slim Shady Olive #18-20, FB Pheasant Tail #14-18, Micro Mayfly #16-20, Pearl or Red Rainbow Warrior #16-20, Copper Microstone #14-18