McKenzie River

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GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS

N/A

7 30 year
10 am
3.81/268
66.2
10 am
0.78/20
10 am
3.58/194
49.5
10 am
1.29/318
61.5
7 30 year
10 am
1.19/1950
54.5
8 am
3.65/1060
7 30 year
9 am
1.01/1080
7 30 year
10 am
52.89/1860
7 30 year
10 am
6.96/1960
7 30 year
08/01:

Bryson at The Caddis Fly Angling Shop says cooler weather should improve fishing. Hatch activity is low, but look for small mayflies and caddis hatches late in the day.

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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