Metolius River Updated 10/23

This is always our favorite time of year for the Metolius, and it is a year-round fishery you can target amazing wild trout throughout the year with amazing dry fly opportunities and also great nymphing and streamer fishing to boot. Dries are mainly going to be BWO’s and Mahogany Duns. It’s possible to have a …

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Metolius River 09-03-2020

The Green Ridge Fire has burned 4,300 acres and is now 85% contained according to the Deschutes National Forest Service. I was in Camp Sherman on Saturday, skies where clear and smoke was hard to spot. The wind was blowing all afternoon and trout were up on PMD’s and tan caddis that were pouring out …

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Metolius River Update

The Metolius River has been fishing good lately. This time of the year, the river gets more UV, which spurs a whole bunch of bug activity, which in turn gets the fish-eating. We like to fish multiple nymph rigs down there nowadays. Favorites are Deep Pupae October caddis, Jimmy Legs and Stonefly nymphs with smaller …

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Metolius Update 4/17/2020

The Metolius River has been fishing good lately. This time of the year, the river gets more UV, which spurs a whole bunch of bug activity, which in turn gets the fish eating. We like to fish multiple nymph rigs down there nowadays. Favorites are Deep Pupae October caddis, Jimmy Legs and Stonefly nymphs with …

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Metolius River Update 2/13/2020

The river continues to fish well, Golden Stones, October Caddis, and an assortment of smaller Stonefly and Mayfly patterns are producing good numbers of nice rainbows. Plenty of Bull Trout are also being caught on nymph rigs, and those who are specifically targeting Bulls with bigger nymphs are probably catching more fish than those throwing …

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