North Santiam River - Big Cliff to South Santiam

Tip of the week 

Steelhead: Classic Wet Fly Swing in runs and tailouts, Indicator Nymphing through boulder fields.

Trout: Indicator Nymphing through current seams and riffles.Spontaneous dry fly action at times. Hedge your bets by running a Yak Caddis up top with a basic nymph underneath.

Seven-day forecast 

Flows are currently around 7200 cfs (at Mehama) and are predicted to raise to 7500 by the weekend. Still too much water for safe drifting/wading.

Winter Steelhead (wild) are showing up above Stayton and there are still some holdover summer steelhead (hatchery) spread throughout the system.

Must Have Flies 
Meg A Egg Sucking Leech Black/Purple 2-6 Buy from
Showgirl Purple 6 Buy from
Steelhead Hammer Brown 6 Buy from
Electric Prince Copper 12-14 Buy from
Yakcaddis Tan 6 Buy from
Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Brown 16 Buy from
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