This Saturday Caddis Fly guide Ethan Nickel had a great day floating the lower Mckenzie between Hayden Bridge and Armitage Park. Again it was March Brown wets, Royal Coachman wets, Soft Hackle Hares Ears, Partridge and Yellow and Beadhead March Brown Emergers in sizes #12 and #14 doing the bulk of the work. He did see quite of few smaller March Browns. We think these are the species Rithrogena Hageni a lighter colored close relative to the March Brown mayfly. In addition there were small caddis and Pale Morning Duns out in decent numbers.
Despite all the water things have picked up considerably on the lower Mckenzie. It would appear we have crept out of the super cold water temperatures and fishing will be good, to very good in the days ahead.