Great fly fishing on the McKenzie River yesterday, despite blizzard grannom caddis hatches. Be on the look out the next few days for ridiculous numbers of tan, charcoal, and black caddisflies sizes #14-18 in huge swarms. This hatch can be frustrating. The fish aren’t hungry and you’re eating bugs all day too. But it tapers off in the next few weeks.
We convinced some native rainbow trout with big meals — golden stonefly and megaprince nymph imitations ruled the day.
FYI: For a great Mothers Day Caddis Grannom imitation, check out Barrett’s P90X Caddis.