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 slow unless you can find rising fish to make a presentation to. Our favorite dry is a Purple Haze, Parachute Adams, Film Critic or any cripple pattern. Our favorite droppers/nymphs are Ray Charles, Zebra Midge, WD-40, Rainbow Warrior, Pheasant Tail, and 2-Bit Hooker. 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 

Whitefish are spawning and there are plenty of eggs in the drift, small egg patterns are working great! Blue Wing Olives and Midges are still the main contenders out there often hatching from about 11:00 am-3:00 pm

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
Spotlight Caddis Emerger Olive/Black 16-18 Buy from Orvis.com
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