October Caddis Season is already here!


I know it’s early but this fall fishing season is upon us. The weather has changed considerably, salmon are spawning early, Grey Drakes, Blue Winged Olives and even October Caddis have been seen on the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers.

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It’s time to start thinking about fall caddis patterns. While there are many species of caddis that emerge throughout the fall, none are more important and more exciting to fish than the October Caddis.

Below is a list of patterns to stock up on this fall.


Morrish Foam October Caddis – A favorite foam pattern, sits low floats great.
Bird’s Octoberfest Caddis – A new super floater, great for hanging mid sized droppers from.
CDC Orange Caddis – smaller caddis pattern with great action on the water.
J’s Hi Tie October Caddis – Hi Vis triple winged foam body caddis pattern.


October Phat Ass – Heavy Pupae pattern great for steelhead and trout.
Anderson’s Bird of Prey – A favorite pattern over the past few seasons.
Carnazzo’s Stick Caddis – Super cool lighter pattern that will fish near shore.
Bead Head October Caddis – the classic October Caddis pupae, fish it deep or swung.

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