Lower McKenzie March Brown Hatch Still Going in April

lower mckenzie river fly fishing

Despite sometimes gusty upriver winds March Browns emerged yesterday in fair numbers. The drift between Hayden Bridge and Armitage Park produced “pretty decent” fishing. Water conditions are ideal at the moment, and with a few clouds in the forecast fishing will remain good. Try the Extended Body March Brown and Spotlight March Brown Emerger shown below. Look for March Browns to be present from about 12pm-3pm. Nymphing remains consistently good with my best pattern yesterday being the Jigged Prince nymph in a size 12.

extended body march brown caddisflyshop.com

march brown hatch mckenzie river

The Middle Fork of the Willamette has dropped considerably and will be worth a look as well. March Browns, Caddis, Mega Prince, and medium sized stonefly nymphs are a good bet at this time of the year.

middle fork of the willamette near oakridge

We still have a bit of room in two upcoming classes/demos.

Lou will be conducting an Introduction to fly casting course the weekend of April 25th and 26th. The course is Friday evening from 6-8 and Saturday 9-1pm. Participants do not need equipment and the cost of the class is $55.

Clay and Ty will be holding a spey demo day on the 27th of April for more info check out this link: Spey Demo.

Give us a call to book in: 541-342-7005

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1 Response to Lower McKenzie March Brown Hatch Still Going in April

  1. Mrmachinist says:

    Dispite seeing minimal hatch activity at times, I’ve caught the largest fish this year simply swinging March brown soft hackles down stream on the lower river.
    I’ve actualy had fish ignore the ol’ reliable Possie bugger in favor of a March brown wet.

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