The fishing on the Metolius has been good, and we are starting to see solid numbers of various insects flying around. Smaller mayfly and caddis hatches are becoming more prevelant, and we are beginning to see the Green Drakes that we all look forward to this time of year. Nymphing has still remained the most consistent technique for catching fish, but dry fly action should become more consistent in the coming days! There are fish opportunistically rising to various dry flies everyday, but the real exciting action will start as the fish key in on the Green Drakes. These large mayflies typically hatch on dark, drizzly days, and the feeding frenzy that oftentimes follows is truly a spectacle to behold. Concentrate efforts in and below faster riffles, which the drakes tend to emerge from, and hope to see a river boiling with hungry redsides as they gorge themselves on the size 10-12 Green Drake emergers and adults. Arrive fully equipped with an assortment of patterns, find the one the fish prefer, and the rewards can be incredible on the right day!
Suggested Dries: Carnage Drake #10-12, Film Critic #10-12, Para Green Drake #10-12, Killer Green Bug #10-12, Parachute Adams #12-20, Purple Haze #12-20, Elk Hair Caddis #16-20, Foam Bodied Caddis #16-20
Suggested Nymphs: Golden Stone #8-12, Brown or Black Jimmy Legs #8-12, Yeager’s Green Drake Nymph #10-12, Hunchback Green Drake Tung #8, Black or Red Two Bit Hooker #16-20, BH Pheasant Tail #14-20, Micro Mayfly #14-20