Cooler Temperatures mid August – Fishing Remains Solid on the McKenzie


Fishing with smaller nymphs and a variety of dry flies has been good on the McKenzie River. Water levels are low and water temperatures are a bit higher than normal but the fishing above Leaburg Dam is solid. It’s a great time to try hoppers and attractors as well as more standard patterns.

Best dry fly patterns are:

Parachute Adams
Parachute Purple Haze
Hippy Stomper
Missing Link Honey Ant
Blade Runner Hopper
Bullet Head Hopper
Parachute Caddis

Best Nymph Patterns are:

Sweetmeat Caddis
Tungsten Dart
Jigged Hustler
Jigged CDC Pheasant Tail Nymph

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