“Showery” Conditions lead to Mayfly Hatches on the McKenzie


We have had a few wet days of late on the McKenzie River and mayflies have been hatching daily. Green Drakes and Pale Morning Duns have been out in good numbers. Additionally small brown and yellow stoneflies, small caddis and a few salmon flies have been around.

Must have patterns for early June include the following:

Parachute Adams
Parachute Green Drake
Gunnison Green Drake
Tilt Wing PMD
Thorax PMD
Missing Link Honey Ant

All of the above are mid sized dries, it’s a great time to have some good dry fly fishing before the summer heat returns.


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