North Santiam River - Big Cliff to South Santiam

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

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.

Seven-day forecast 

Flows are currently around 2500 cfs (at Mehama) and are predicted to drop to 2200 cfs by the weekend.

Summer Steelhead and Spring Chinook have passed over the Bennett Dams with more moving in each day.

The upper river is still cloudy due to a landslide on a tributary of the Brietenbush River above the dams. The river doesn't begin to clear until nearly Lyons.

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