Local Fly Fishing Conditions Excellent

wild trout on the mckenzie river

The McKenzie and Willamette rivers continue to fish well with unseasonably low flows and good hatches. If you have been concentrating on the lower aspects of the two river you may want to move up a bit during the day, as mid day wind and bright sun may slow the fishing a bit. The broken and pocket water character of the middle and upper reaches of both the McKenzie and Willamette will offer the fish, and you, more cover and better mid day fishing as our local weather warms.

Steelhead counts over Willamette Falls have yet to be impressive so it’s a great time to explore the valley for trout while conditions are perfect!

Best flies for the McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette Rivers are:

Missing Link # 14
Mega Prince #10
Possie Bugger #10-14
Jigged Prince #12-16
Purple Parachute #12-16
CDC Green McKenzie Caddis #8-10
Chubby Chernobyl #8-10
Rolling Golden Stone #8-12
Pale Morning Duns #16
Little Yellow Stones #16
Yellow Elk Hair Caddis #14-16
Brown Elk Hair Caddis #12-16

mckenzie river fly fishing

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One Response to Local Fly Fishing Conditions Excellent

  1. ED Beitz says:

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    thank you for all the work you do.
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