Fall River

What to Expect in April

HATCH NYM/
LAR
PUPA/
EMER
DUN/
ADLT
EGG-
LAY
Blue-winged olive
Pale morning dun
Pale evening dun
Small black stonefly
Midge

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

 

Midges and blue-winged olives will provide most of the action, with hatches occurring at midday. For the midges, try a Sprout Midge or a Griffiths Gnat to imitate adult and hatching midges. A small midge pupa pattern (sizes 20-22) should also produce well during a hatch.

The blue-winged olives will probably sputter their way to a mid-April fade-out, so be prepared with Parachute Baetis and Baetis Cripple patterns.

You might see some caddis , so carry a few cream-bodied X Caddis in size 14 or 16 in your fly box. Cased caddis larva patterns (size 10) are another option to consider.

You will need a 6X or 7X tippet and a downstream presentation no matter which dry flies you cast.

Streamers are sometimes effective on this river.

Remember that the river is closed below the falls until Memorial Day weekend.

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

What to expect in 

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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