Fall River

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08/01:

Fall River was stocked with new trout last week, notes George at Fly and Field Outfitters. Small streamers remain effective, as well as dry flies near the edges of deeper water.

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Pupa

Size 12-18 Soft Hackle, , Deep Sparkle Pupa. Body: tan, green; Shroud: tan

Riffles, runs, just below riffles: surface swing, shallow nymph

Adult

Size 12-18 Goddard Caddis, X Caddis, Parachute Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis. Body: brown, green, dark gray; Wing: tan, brown

Egg-layer

Size 12-18 Diving Caddis, Soft Hackle. Body: brown; Wing: black

Riffles, current seams, backeddies below riffles: surface swing, shallow nymph, rising nymph

► A good strategy is to attach a small nymph, such as a size-18 Pheasant Tail, on a dropper leader attached to the hook bend of a caddis dry fly.

► Cream-bodied or olive X Caddis in size 14 or 16 should be in your fly box.

Pupa

Size 10-22 Chans Chironomid Pupa, Zebra Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

Adult

Size 10-22 Griffiths Gnat, Sprout Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns

► Evening hatches are common.

Trout


► A size 16-18 Parachute Adams or Purple Haze is always a good fly on this river.

► If you find the fish unreceptive in the stretch between the springs and the hatchery, try a 6X or 7X tippet and a downstream presentation.

► Because it's fed by cool springs, Fall River is a good option during hot weather. It will be crowded in some areas, especially near the hatchery. Mornings and evenings will be the best fishing times.
La Pine

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

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