You have to love fly fishing in May and June in Oregon. Some of our very best opportunities exist and we are able to fish some of the biggest dry flies of the season. You have hungry trout tying willing to attack active insects like Green McKenzie Caddis, Golden Stoneflies and Salmon Flies. The flies below are proven winners from the Middle Fork of the Willamette to the John Day.
We have photographed and named some of our favorite patterns for this “big fly time” below. Get out and enjoy!
Top to bottom right to left the patterns above are:
Green Drake Cripple
Poxy Back Cripple Green Drake
Hair Winged Dun Green Drake
Heavy Hackle Parachute Green Drake
Perin’s Hi Vis Green Drake Parachute
Better Than Sex Green Drake Nymph(I know a nymph but it’s really cool)
Mercer’s Missing Link Green Drake
Laser Pointer Green Drake
Extended Body Green Drake
Film Critic Green Drake
If you are headed to the John Day, Umpqua or other smallmouth destination check out our latest additon of poppers below. The Surface Seducer series of poppers are the best we have seen.