Fishing has been good at the Metolius. Dry fly fishing is most productive in the late afternoon or evening. We’re seeing great numbers of pale morning duns and caddis. Golden stones are coming out in the upper areas of the river. We should see some goldens appear in the lower sections pretty soon. Nymphing has been productive with caddis pupa, PMD nymphs and golden stones. It’s good to note that this time of year the trout are often keyed into bugs suspended above the bottom. With PMD nymphs and caddis pupa it is not always necessary to get them super deep. The Grandview Fire is almost completely contained, hopefully fire crews continue to do an amazing job protecting our area from catastrophic fires.
Suggested Dries: 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, Yellow Sally #14 -16, 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: Lex’s Improved Golden Stone #8-10, Poxyback Golden Stone #8-10, 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, Copper Microstone #14-18