McKenzie and Willamette River Tactics for late April 2016

Cooler temperatures look to prolong traditional spring conditions this week. We have had a bump in water, although it’s already on the way back down (see photo). Water conditions will improve each day this week.

hydro-plot

Over the next few days look for Blue Winged Olives to be the predominant mayfly hatch. As it warms for the weekend Green McKenzie Caddis (which have been spotted in low numbers) should be around enough to get the trout’s attention.

Below you will find some fly tying videos for Blue Winged Olives and Green McKenzie Caddis.

Blue Winged Olive Emerger

Blue Winged Olive Biot Dun

CDC Blue Winged Olive Emerger

Blue Winged Olive Thorax Dun

UV Ice Dub Blue Winged Olive Nymph


McKenzie Caddis

McKenzie Caddis Wet


CDC Green McKenzie Caddis


Karnopp’s Riffle Diver: Green McKenzie Caddis emerger

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One Response to McKenzie and Willamette River Tactics for late April 2016

  1. Mrmachinist says:

    Thanks for the heads up, I’ve been worried we might miss the big green hatch due to the high, cold water this year.

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