Lou Verdugo, Caddis Fly Shop employee/guide was joined by Jason and Tara for a successful day on the lower Willamette last weekend (Confluence to Harrisburg). The Willamette provides a place for anglers to improve their skills and get into some great hatches. Tara wanted to increase her knowledge on dry fly fishing, and after a few instructions, Tara proved to be very good dry fly angler!
Overcast skies contributed to a very successful hatch of March Browns and black caddis. Patterns that provided fast action during the hatch were the Western March Brown, Peacock Caddis, Parachute Adams, and “Lou’s Big W” (o.k, it was a cream comparadun with elk hair wing!). The hatch started around 2:00pm and lasted until 4:00pm. Caddis were still active latter in the day and should provide longer hours of great dry fly fishing as our weather, water temps and daylight hours improve.