I was out at the Metolius this past week and it was a blast. Green drakes were out and so were pale morning duns and caddis. The green drake hatch will likely start to taper off during this week, especially once the hot weather comes in. Pale morning duns will be around for a while and caddis will start to be the dominant hatch during hot days. There were a few small golden stones crawling around on the banks, these will begin to be more prominent as well. Nymphing is always very productive at the Metolius. I would focus on nymphs that imitate the PMDs. We’ve got some excellent looking split back PMD nymphs in the shop. Golden stone nymphs and green drake nymphs are both good choices. Caddis pupa will definitely be in the drift and you can dead drift or swing them.
Suggested Dries: Last Chance Green Drake #10-12, Carnage Drake #10-14, Double Decker Green Drake #10-12, X-Stimulator #12, Black or Tan Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Black or Tan Foam Caddis #14-18, Purple Haze #14-18, Tilt Wing PMD #14-18, Parachute PMD #14-18, Black Stimulator #14-16, Parachute Adams #14-18, CDC Flying Ant #14-16, Black or Cinnamon Foam Ant #14-16, Hackle Stacker Baetis #16-20, Parachute Baetis #16-20.
Suggested Nymphs: Red or Black Copper John #14-18, Red or Black Lightning Bug #14-18, Red or Black Two Bit Hooker #16-20, Guide’s Choice Hare’s Ear #14-18, FB Pheasant Tail #14-18, Micro Mayfly #16-20, Pearl or Red Rainbow Warrior #16-20.