Metolius fishing continues to be consistent. Cooler days have spread the hatches out and made for decent chances throughout the day. The caddis have mainly been around size 16 - 20, mainly in a tanish color. Pale morning duns are also around. The cascade stonefly (locally known as willowfly) hatch should start to pop off any day now. Golden stones and salmon flies are out as well, the goldens are mainly above the hatchery. Nymphing has been productive with various different stonefly patterns, small mayfly nymphs, caddis pupa, and green drake nymphs. Large and heavy dark or golden stonefly nymphs work great for getting your nymph rig down to the bottom. Jigged euro-style flies are also super productive. There are good numbers of bull trout in the system and most of them are nice a colored-up. Hopefully, along with the cooler than average temperatures we receive some rain to put an end to the long fire season.
Suggested Dries: X-Stimulator #12, Black, Tan or Olive Elk Hair Caddis #14-20, Black, Tan or Olive Foam Caddis #14-20, 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, Split Back PMD #18, FB Pheasant Tail #14-18, Micro Mayfly #16-20, Pearl or Red Rainbow Warrior #16-20, Copper Microstone #14-18