North Santiam River - Big Cliff to South Santiam

Techniques 

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

Trout: Indicator Nymphing through current seams and riffles. Some spontaneous dry fly action at times.

Seven-day forecast 

Flows are currently around 4050 cfs (at Mehama) and are predicted to drop to around 2250 cfs by the end of the week. Should be a pretty good week for drifting the North Santiam. Most of the steelhead will be in the lower reaches of the river system below Stayton.

Must Have Flies 
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