The Mother’s Day Caddis hatch is the main thing going now

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The Crooked River is seeing some fluctuating water levels, but maybe they’ve settled on 245 cfs for the foreseeable future to meet irrigation needs. That is a normal summer flow. Water is murkier than normal but Crooked River Redbands always seem fine with that. The Mother’s Day Caddis hatch is the main thing going now. The Dry Fly Adult can be hard to match, possibly because on many days there are too many naturals to compete against? Soft hackle have been great, and pupa patterns have been really productive too. For dries, X Caddis, Elk Hair, Henryville, Corn Fed and CDC Caddis are all worth putting in the box #16/Olive mostly. Sometimes a Black Elk Hair Caddis in #16 is the ticket during this hatch.
Micro May’s, 2 Bits, Skinny Nelson, Perdigons, Zebra Midges, Psycho Prince and Scuds are also great flies on the Crooked now and almost anytime for the next 5 months.


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