Low and slow scores from Deerhorn to Hendricks

Yesterday we floated from Deerhorn to Hendricks on the McKenzie River. We were on the water from 10:30am to 5:30pm and didn’t see a single fish rise. There were some large mayflies and large caddis coming off, but not enough to make a big difference in the surface action. Todd Mullen, VP of Trout Unlimited Chapter 678 was scoring with a weighted wooly bugger, fished deep, forcing Karl to put one on as well. Two split shot and 100 feet of fly line out in the current later, Karl started picking up fish. A bead-head prince, size 12 out-fished my possie bugger 2-0 on a tandem rig off an indicator, picking a few fish up behind boulders in the slower water.

Black bugger trout

Catch and release

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