It’s been a little while since I’ve been serious about trout fishing. With all the sea-run salmonid mania going on, I kind of forgot why I moved to Eugene in the first place — the opportunity to catch wild trout year round, and a lot of it on foot! Luckily, my friend from the east coast is coming into town next weekend specifically to wade for trout, and he happens to be the VP of the company I work for, so I got a hall pass and motivation to get tying.
Since we’re likely to be fishing all day, you’ll need the perfect all-day pattern: The Possie Bugger.
For day-time dries — BWOs and PMD’s are the program. Small comparaduns are my favorites here. I’m using a size 16 TMC 100. Check out the sparkle dun series here.
Then in the evenings, it’s the hatch we’ve all been waiting for — October Caddis!. These guys were all over the Upper Willamette last week, and should be amazing this fall.
This is prime-time trout fishing folks.