McKenzie River Report late May 2023

The McKenzie River has finally dropped into shape and is fishing great. Top to bottom the river is turning on in a big way. Water temperatures are increasing and so is insect activity. Anglers need an array of flies to cover a variety of adult insects emerging on the river. Below is a list of important fly patterns for the end of May and into June. The weather looks great for the week ahead. Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Dry Flies: Double Stack Chubby Chernobyl #6-8, Pale Morning Duns # 16, Green Drakes #10,12, Little Yellow Stone Flies #14,16, Brown Caddis #10-14, Green Caddis #10-12, Parachute Adams #12-14, Purple Haze #12-16, CDC and Elk Caddis #14-16.

Nymphs: Squatchy B #12, Sili leg Stone #8,10, Mega Prince #8-12, Possie Bugger #8-12, Jigged Prince #12, Jigged Hares Ear #10-14, Jigged Hot Butt Hare’s Ear #12-14, TJ Hooker #8-12.

Wet Flies: Green McKenzie Wet, Simple Soft Hackle Yellow and Olive #14, Soft Hackle Hares Ear #12-14.

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