Metolius River fishing report 5/22/18

Still not too many Green Drakes out, and what has been out is mostly below Bridge 99 so far. Usually around Memorial Day they get a stronger foothold so we are getting closer and closer.
What has been good is PMD’s, small Brown Caddis and Ants.
Hatches have been good from about 1 to 4, and again in the evening with PMD’s, BWO’s early, then Caddis and finally Rusty Spinners at dusk.

As usual the nymph fishing is good to very good with Stonefly’s, Frenchies, Zebra Midges, Caddis Pupa, Stealth PT, CDC Hares Ear and Depth Charge CDC Lightning Bugs and PT’s (these are killer little flies with 2 tungsten beads in the thorax!).

Finally, today marks the opening of the upper river from the Headwaters to Allingham Bridge, so the entire Fly Fishing Only stretch is open.

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