Metolius Update 8/01/18

The cool waters of the Metolius can offer some incredible fishing and escape from the hot dry days that are a constant this time of year in Central Oregon. The spring creek characteristics of the Met mean that the water temps are relatively unaffected by the hot dry days of summer, which keep the fish …

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Metolius Update 7/18/18

The Metolius has continued to fish as the Metolius typically does, with good amounts of well-directed effort producing a few quality and rewarding fish. For those looking to throw dry flies, searching out individuals or pockets of fish looking towards the surface throughout the day is the best approach. While there are good numbers of …

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Metolius Update 7/7/18

The Green Drake action on the Metolius is pretty much over with, and fish are starting to key in on other Mayflies, Stoneflies, and Caddis. We’ve seen good numbers of PMDs, and Golden Stones are starting to appear in greater numbers. While the Goldens are not out in full force just yet having a few …

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Metolius Update 6/27

We are continuing to see good numbers of Green Drakes on the Metolius, with the hatch typically starting around midday and varying in strength throughout the afternoon. Fish will key in on the hatch at various times, so look for pods of rising fish and have a dry fly rod at the ready. There are …

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Metolius Update 6/20/18

Green Drakes are out in decent numbers on the Metolius. The strength of the hatch will vary day to day, but it has become more consistent in the past week. Look for the bugs to start coming off around noon and to be present through most of the afternoon. Cover water and watch for pockets …

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Metolius Update 6/13/18

Now is a great time of year to be fishing the Metolius, and there is increasing opportunity to fish dry flies as we move towards summer. The big story this time of year is the Green Drakes. The strength of the hatch varies day to day, with overcast or drizzly days typically producing the best …

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Metolius River Update 5/23

The Metolius has been behaving as the Metolius tends to, and there are beautiful fish to be caught for those willing to put in a little time. Warm weather has continued to bring out more and more bugs, and there are various caddis and mayfly hatches occurring sporadically from day to day. Nymphing is the …

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Metolius River Updated 5/16

It’s a beautiful time of year to be on the Metolius, and the warming weather should bring an increase in bug activity in the coming weeks. Fishing has been steady, and nymphing has continued to produce fish most consistently. A two fly rig is ideal, leading with a large weighted stonefly or october caddis pattern …

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Metolius- Bulls or Bows?

The fishing on the Metolius has remained steady, and is a good option if you are looking to spend some time on one of the area’s more technical waters. A multi-fly nymph rig will provide the best opportunity for success. We recommend leading with a large, heavy fly to get down in the water column …

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