We have been hearing good reports from The Crooked River. The flows are currently at 110 cfs. That is a pretty low flow and fishing efforts should be focused on deeper pools and pockets you can find. The flows will likely remain around here for the rest of summer as the reservoir is sitting at 29% of its capacity. Caddis and PMD’s have been around and we have been hearing fair reports on dry flies. Nymphing remains the most consistent technique and small CJ’s, two bits, tailwater tinies, scuds, and rainbow warriors are some of our favorites out there. Swinging soft hackles before, during, and after a hatch can also be effective. Despite the low flows the crooked continues to fish well so get out there and get after some fish!
Recommended Dries: Purple Haze #18-20, Winkers Midge Black #18-24, Stillborn Midge #18-20, Chubby Chernobyl Black #14-16, Tilt wing PMD #16, Hackle Stacker PMD #14-16, Tilt Wing Dun Mahogany #14, Black Stimi #14-16, CDC Thorax PMD #16-18, Hackle Stacker BWO #16-20
Recommended Nymphs: Peacock Jimmy Legs #10-12, Perdigon Purple #14-18, Physco Prince #14-18, Two Bit Hooker #16-20 Red or Black, Trina’s BWO Angel-case Emerger #16-20, Tail Water Tiny TB Olive #18-22, BWO Biot Emerger #18-20, Soft Hackle Olive #16-20, Zebra Midge #18-20, Olive BH Scud #16 - 14, Olive or Tan Sparkle Pupa #16-18, Nitro Caddis Pupa #16-18