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 is inconsistent unless 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. 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 

We're expecting more snow and more cold weather so if you make it out this way drive safe and always be prepared!
Whitefish are spawning and there are plenty of eggs in the drift, small egg patterns are still working great! Blue Wing Olives and Midges are still the main contenders out there often hatching from about 11:00 am-3:00 pm

If you get out during this cold weather, pack an extra change of warm clothes and something hot to sip on, it'll go a long way if you take an unintentional swim.
Visit or contact...
CONFLUENCE FLY SHOP
375 SW POWERHOUSE DRIVE, SUITE 100
BEND OREGON 97702
541-678-5633
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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