The Dry Fly Fishing on the Metolius was actually quite good last week in the heat. PMD (#16-18) BWO (#20-24) and Caddis (#14-16 tan, #16-18 olive, #18-20 dark brown or grey) are all over the river, with Rusty Spinners in the Evening. The Upper River above Gorge CG is seeing a fairly good hatch of Golden Stones (#8-12) and Yellow Sally’s (#14-18). On the Upper River a Parachutes Adams and our Upright Rusty Spinner are 2 delicate dry flies to just search the good spots with. Parachutes Adams are a sleeper on the Met, an old forgotten fly perhaps? It should not be. And I will remind you of what I said 2 reports ago about the Purple Comparaduns in many sizes, but especially in #16 and 18. It is a winner, I promise.
Holy Cow there are a lot of Bull Trout in the river now. They are eating streamers, balanced leeches, eggs, and big euro nymphs well.
Nymphing for trout is going great, definitely the Euro technique is going to be your best bet, but there are some opportunities for dry/droppers and also nymphs under an indicator.