Despite the past couple of days hot temperatures, Fall is in the air on the McKenzie River. Shadows are creeping in earlier in the afternoon, the suns position is “less directly overhead” and early fall hatches of midges, Grey Drakes and small caddis have begun. Water levels and water temperatures are ideal. The next ten days of weather looks spectacular. Get out and enjoy some fine fishing as we head into one the very best times of year in the Willamette Valley.
Best fly patterns to have on hand include: