Fall has been creeping in, edging out a gorgeous dry Summer in the Willamette Valley. Shade, shadows, and mid-afternoon midges have been increasing daily. Grey Drakes, Blue Winged Olives and tan Caddis have been sporadically emerging. Waters are still low and very accessible by boat or on foot. Fishing has been good and is slowly shifting to very good. Despite a few more days of hot weather on the way it’s one of the very best times of the year to get out and enjoy some of our beautiful wild trout on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers.
Best patterns to be fishing are: Parachute Adams, Elk Hair Caddis in Tan, Orange and Brown, Missing Link Caddis, Possie Bugger, Jigged Prince, Klinkhammer Blue Winged Olives and Grey Drakes.
More Patterns to be thinking about as is cools and we get into full blow Fall: Morrish’s Foam October Caddis, Chubby Chernobyl’s in Tan, Golden, Purple, Orange Soft Hackles, Mega Prince, and Royal Wulff.