Crooked River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Dry fly fishing with a dropper fly works well. Our favorite dry is a purple haze or parachute adams. Our favorite droppers are zebra midge, WD-40, or BWO emerger. Fishing two flies underneath a strike indicator is also effective. Lead with a pheasant tail or a prince nymph. Egg patterns also work well. Use a BWO emerger, zebra midge, or RS-2 as the dropper.

Seven-day forecast 

Snowpack and precipitation last year were minimal... meaning Prineville Reservoir (the main body of water upstream of this tailrace fishery) is in the process of being filled.

What does this mean to you??? It means that flows are extremely low in that ten miles below Prineville Reservoir... as minimal amounts of water are passing through Bowman Dam as the reservoir refills. Expect this to continue throughout the week and beyond. See "My tips of the week" above, for fishing recommendations.

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 
Blue Winged Olive olive 18-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Midge Black 18-22 Buy from Orvis.com
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