The Metolius has been fishing well. Nymphing has been hot and we like a double nymph rig with a golden stone or october caddis as the top fly and a small caddis or mayfly pattern down below. It is wise to be prepared for a variety of hatches as well and have a nice selection of caddis, BWO’s, PMD’s and a few stoneflies to round things out. Stripping large streamers is a good way to target bull trout. Swinging leeches, sculpin, and crayfish patterns is also a good way to fool some larger rainbows. The MEtolius is a great place to spend a fall day so get out there and find some fish!
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