Crooked River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Czech-style nymphing or nymphing with an indicator are excellent tactics this time of year. The dry fly fishing can be productive if you can find rising fish to make a presentation to. Our favorite dry is a Sparkle Dun, Purple Haze, Parachute Adams, Film Critic or any cripple pattern in 18-22 sizes. Our favorite droppers/nymphs are Ray Charles, Zebra Midge, WD-40, Rainbow Warrior, Pheasant Tail, and 2-Bit Hooker in 18-22 sizes. Fishing multiple flies underneath a small wool or airlock strike indicator is also effective because oftentimes the takes are very, very soft. Smaller leech and bugger patterns stripped or swung through pools and runs have been productive. Try swinging or dead drifting small soft hackles as well.

Seven-day forecast 

After weeks of blown out conditions, the Crooked is starting to shape up some. Flows have dropped to around 600 and this will make access/wading a little easier.
If you make it out, bring some smaller leech/bugger type patterns along and fish the edges. Nymphing will be another effective technique with eggs and midges.

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For fly pattern recommendations and directions to the most productive stretches of water.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Krystal Bugger Olive/Black/Red 6-10 Buy from Orvis.com
Midge Black/Red/Purple 18-22 Buy from Orvis.com
Sparkle Dun Olive/Black 18-22 Buy from Orvis.com
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