McKenzie River

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GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS

N/A

7 30 year
6 am
2.64/51
47.3
7 am
2.94/113 ↓
49.6
8 am
1.30/322
59.7
7 30 year
7 am
1.07/1660
52.2
6 am
4.35/1740
7 30 year
6 am
1.05/1070
7 30 year
7 am
52.79/1660
7 30 year
7 am
7.00/1690
7 30 year

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

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


Pupa

Size 16-18 , Deep Sparkle Pupa, Soft Hackle. Body: tan, green

Riffles, fast runs; just below these: indicator, tight line, shallow nymph

Adult

Bankwater near foilage: standard dry fly

Egg-layer

Size 16-18 Soft Hackle, Diving Caddis. Body: tan, olive-brown; Wing: dark brown, black

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

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

► This is a caddis-rich river, and that means Soft Hackles are always good choices. Present your fly with a surface swing.

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

► Higher up, midges should be in profusion, and midge cluster patterns, such as a Renegade, might take some trout.

Adult

Size 4-10 Madam X, Daves Hopper, Morrish Hopper. Tan/yellow, olive/yellow, green

Bankwater with grass: standard dry fly

► Look for afternoon activity, especially if it's windy. Tie about 30 inches of leader material to the hookbend of your hopper pattern and fasten a size 16-18 nymph or Soft Hackle to the business end.

Trout


► On the lower river you should expect fishing to be decent only in the evening.

Steelhead


► Steelhead may be present from Leaburg to Hendricks Bridge. They are inconsistent biters, so set your expectations. If you're using traditional tactics, the best fishing will be in the morning; black or purple patterns will work best. Indicator tactics are always a good choice.
Eugene

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