The Lower McKenzie River is fishing well in the evenings for cutthroat, coinciding with massive yellow sally hatches. We’ve been fishing from Hayden Bridge to Armitage, with most of the action below Harvest Lane boat ramp. The bugs are all over the place, but the best dry fly fishing in the flat, slow runs. We had a lot of success on light colored soft hackles about 30 mins before the hatch started. This is a late evening game, so it pays to run your shuttle beforehand if possible. Not many big fish around (not any in our case), but this prolific hatch is worth seeing in its own right.
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