Metolius River

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7 30 year

Importance by half-month
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Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Size 10-22 Chans Chironomid Pupa, Zebra Midge. Black, gray, olive, red, creams, browns


Size 2-8 Muddler, Woolly Bugger, Clouser Minnow, Possie Bugger. Browns, olives, silver, greens

Lakes; rivers over gravel and cobble, undercut banks: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift, deep swing


► Bull trout are present. Large streamers are needed, such as a Morrish Sculpin. Work your fly near structure such as rocky points, logs, and other ambush points that bull trout might use. A 200 grain sink tip on a seven weight rod is a good idea.

► The river is open all year below Allingham Bridge. Fishing will be slow. Trout, whitefish, and bull trout are available.

► Because the Metolius is spring-fed, it's seldom affected by winter storms. On the other hand, it is at a high elevation, and the cold air temperature can make a difference. As the temperature drops to near freezing or below, the best fishing will be from noon to 2:00 p.m., with marginal fishing an hour either side of that.
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