The Metolius continues to fish well. Don’t forget that the river above Allingham bridge is closed until May 22nd to protect crucial rainbow trout spawning water. Nymphing remains the most consistent method for picking up fish. Like we have mentioned before, a Golden Stone nymph followed by a small mayfly or caddis imitation is tough to beat on the Met. Springtime means more bug activity and as we move along expect to see a variety of caddis and mayflies, as well as Green Drakes in the next month or so. For targeting Bull Trout, swinging big streamers or fishing them under an indicator is the way to go. Stripping smaller leach or sculpin patterns can be an effective way to target larger rainbow trout. The Metolius is looking greener everyday and it's tough to beat a Spring day on the Met, so get out there and beat the summertime crowds.
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