Fall River

What to Expect in May

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Blue-winged olive
Pale morning dun
Pale evening dun
Midge

Hatches divided by half-month.
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

 

Fall River remains a good central Oregon option. Midges will provide much of the action, with hatches occurring at midday. Try a Sprout Midge or a Griffiths Gnat . You will probably need a 7X tippet and a downstream presentation. You might see some caddis in another week or two, so carry a few cream-bodied X Caddis in size 14 or 16. A good May fly is a beadhead Pheasant Tail in size 14 or 16. Blue-winged olives and March browns are other spring hatches that can linger into May.

Look for trout in deeper areas and where there is cover or rocky structure.

For more information on May fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report

What to expect in 

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Other Info Sources

Confluence Fly Shop 541-678-5351

Fly and Field Outfitters 541-318-1616

The Fly Fisher's Place 541-549-3474

The Hook 541-593-2358

Sunriver Fly Shop 541-593-8814