Fall River

What to Expect in June

Blue-winged olive
Pale morning dun
Pale evening dun
Little yellow stonefly

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


Midges will provide much of the action in June, with hatches occurring at midday. Try a Sprout Midge (aka "Sangre de Christo Midge," available in some shops) or a Griffiths Gnat or Renegade for the midges. You will probably need a 7X tippet and a downstream presentation. Resign yourself to the fact that you aren't going to catch every trout that sees your fly.

You might spot some caddis , so carry a few cream-bodied X Caddis in size 14 or 16.

On cool, cloudy days you may still see some blue-winged olives .

Fall River sees hatches of pale evening duns , pale morning duns , and green drakes at this time of year, so be on the look-out for them. Yellow sallies can also hatch here.

On this river and any other stream that is surrounded by big ponderosa pines, you can expect to find ants on the water--size 10 black flying ants, at this season. So carry a few ant patterns with you.

Small nymphs are always a good choice here: size 16-18 Pheasant Tails , Lightning Bugs, or anything with peacock herl, such as a Prince or Zug Bug . For a dry fly, it's hard to go too far wrong with a size 16 Parachute Adams on this river at this time of year.

Running a streamer pattern through the deep pools is a good June strategy, too.

Remember, the hatchery area is not the only place to fish. It's pretty and accessible, and they dump a bunch of really dumb trout in the water every week, but be adventurous and travel into the headwaters, or fish below the falls, or pull into any of the numerous turnouts between the headwaters and the hatchery.

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

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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