Willamette and McKenzie Rivers Fishing Well

fly fishing the mckenzie river

It feels like an early Fall season is upon us. The past few days on the river have been cooler, and several species of mayflies have been emerging. Gray Drakes, lesser Green Drakes and Blue Winged Olives have been available to fish, and they have been responding really well to dry flies. The first of the “orange termites” have been spotted, but no October Caddis yet, it won’t be long however.

A few of the key flies to have in your box are:

Gray Drakes
hairwing gray drake

Blue Winged Olives
blue winged olive extended body


Missing Link Caddis

missing link

Parachute Adams
parachute adams

Various Soft Hackles
soft hackle

Mckenzie rainbow

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