KEY FLIES: October Caddis (#8, #10, #12), BWO (#18, #16) and Mega Prince (#8, #6).
INTEL: The McKenzie River is riding a little high after the typhoon (yes, an honest to goodness typhoon) hit the Pacific Northwest last week, but water color is good and there still remain many opportunities for late season success fishing the McKenzie mid-day. If you can stand a little rain, the cloud cover will make fish less readily visible to predators and more likely to actively feed on those dry flies we all love to see ‘em sippin’.
FUN FLY TO TRY:
Who can argue with a classic? We may all be getting a little tired of the halloween color craze, but the fish are still just as stoked for orange caddis as they were at the beginning of the month. These beauties are still pulling lips on both the McKenzie and the Willamette.
INTEL: Below Dexter Dam to Fall Creek is the best, clearest section of the Willamette to fish at present with Fall Creek muddying up the water past the confluence point. The flow from the dam at Dexter has been reduced, making the Willamette below this point less swift and more friendly for resting/feeding steelhead and trout. The river is consistently producing fish and flies. Our guys who were out on the Willamette this week saw success with dry flies: Natural (& Purple) Parachute Adams (#12), and October Caddis (#12).
FUN FLIES TO TRY:
Still trying to check that shiny steelhead off your October catch list? Try out these awesome Aqua Flies:
Wet Fly: MINI INTRUDER BLUE/BLACK
Dry Fly: BRETT’S OBIE SKATER BLACK
Swing your Mini Intruder through the soft water at the edge of a deep run and watch that big fin thrash on the catch. Then get out your Obie Skater for some fun on the surface, skating this small but powerful fly across the surface to attract steelhead to the surface.
Feel free to come check out our full fall selection of colors and flies in shop, at the front by the register: