Crooked River Update

Crooked River Update

Flows have been slowly dropping, currently we’re sitting at 54 CFS and presentation will continue to increase in importance as flows continue to drop. Things have slowed a little from the non-stop dry fly action that resulted from the incredibly consistent BWO hatch and cloudy cool weather, but there are still plenty of fish looking towards the surface. Lengthening the leader a little and emphasizing delicate presentation can greatly improve numbers when dry fly fishing, there have been a lot of people fishing the Crooked and fish are a little less reckless than they have been. With the nicer weather in the forecast I wouldn’t be surprised to see PMDs work their way back into the mix as a predominant food source, it will depend on the day and it would be wise to come prepared with a variety of Mayfly dries for both BWOs and PMDs.

We’ve also been doing a fair amount more nymphing with the changes in conditions; Midges, Scuds, and small Mayfly patterns have all been producing consistently. Again, presentation is important and the use of a light indicator or dry fly in its place can increase success in the lower water.

Suggested Dries: BWO Sparkle Dun #18-20, Parachute BWO #18-20, Hackle Stacker BWO #18-20, Purple Haze # 18-20, Tilt Wing PMD #16-20, Parachute PMD #16-20, Sparkle Dun PMD #16-20, Tilt Wing Mahogany #16-18, Parachute Adams #16-20

Suggested Nymphs: Black Beadwing Midge #18-22, Black Winkers Midge #18-22, Black or Purple Zebra Midge #18-22, Tan or Grey Ray Charles #16-18, Black or Red Two Bit Hooker #16-20, Micro Mayfly #16-20, Olive Soft Hackle #16-20, Olive Anato-May #16-20,Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #16-18, Olive BH Scud #18

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