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Metolius River Update August 19, 2022

Metolius River Update August 19, 2022

The Metolius has been fishing well. Nymphing has been the most consistent but dry fly opportunities have been around some days as well and Golden Stones, a variety of caddis, and PMD’s and BWO’s should all be in your Metolius box. A dry-dropper setup with a golden stone up top and a perdigon or similar below is a fun way to target some fish on the surface and subsurface simultaneously. As always, streamers stripped, swung, or fished under an indicator will attract bulls. Swinging sculpin and other smaller streamers is a good way to target larger trout as well.

 

Suggested Dries: Purple Haze #14-18, Hackle Stacker Baetis #18-20, Parachute Baetis #16-20, Tiltwing #18-20, Comparadun #16-22, 

Suggested Nymphs: Lex’s Improved Golden Stone #8-10, Poxyback Golden Stone #8-10, Green Drake Nymph #12-14, Deep October Caddis Pupa #10-12, 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, Slim Shady Olive #18-20, FB Pheasant Tail #14-18, Micro Mayfly #16-20, Pearl or Red Rainbow Warrior #16-20, Copper Microstone #14-18

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