The Crooked River is running at 121cfs which is a bit low but it has been fishing fine. Watch for fish rising as they are still keying into BWO’s some days. As May moves along we will be seeing more caddis out there and this makes for some fun dry fly action. The best subsurface patterns right now are midges, PMD and BWO nymphs, scuds and caddis pupa. Indicator tactics are great for covering water, while euro tactics can be awesome in pools where the fish stack up. Now that terrestrials are out and about, try fishing a small chubby with a nymph dropper rig. The Crooked canyon is gorgeous in the Spring and the fishing is heating up!
Recommended Dries: Purple Haze #18-20, Winkers Midge Black #18-24, Stillborn Midge #18-20, Chubby Chernobyl Black #14-16, Tilt wing PMD #16, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-16, Tilt Wing Dun Mahogany #14, Black Stimi #14-16, CDC Thorax PMD #16-18, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-20
Recommended Nymphs: Peacock Jimmy Legs #10-12, Perdigon Purple #14-18, Physco Prince #14-18, Two Bit Hooker #16-20 Red or Black, Trina’s BWO Angel-case Emerger #16-20, Tail Water Tiny TB Olive #18-22, BWO Biot Emerger #18-20, Soft Hackle Olive #16-20, Zebra Midge #18-20, Olive BH Scud #16 - 14, Olive or Tan Sparkle Pupa #16-18, Nitro Caddis Pupa #16-18