Reports_4

Recent Posts


Tags

Alaska Salmon Lost and Found Pyramid Lake Tenkara Scientific Anglers State of Jefferson Maupin Native Trout Skaters Sage Fly Rods F3T Trout Bum Road Trip Puget Sound Florida Keys Salmon Watch Seychelles Fishing Report Steelhead Road Trip Dry Fly Christmas Mending hot water Deschutes National Forest Deschutes River Goldenstones North Umpqua Clackamas flies small creeks Soul River Mousing Bozeman invasive species Kispiox Craig Montana Coat Drive Wild fish history Trout Spey Small Streams Olympic National Park Rio Fly Lines Sage PGE Press Release Keepemwet Fishing Bass Williamson River Steamboat Creek Trailer Trash Thursday Bull Trout Salmonfly hatch Boston Whaler Redband Trout on-line fly shop Eric Neufeld Salmonflies Steelhead Sanctuary native fish British Columbia Oregon Trout Bum Klamath Lake Hardy Reel Carp Adventure frying pan river Patagonia Willamette Falls Nevada Senator Ron Wyden Sea lions Native Fish Society Soft Hackles Fly Fishing Film Tour Dale La Follette Sr. Oregon Back Roads Kamchatka tippet rings Rogue River Outdoor Adventure Day Permit G3 Waders Willamette River Spirit River Fly Fishing Collaborative Metolius River Cookie Lady Coho Salmon Echo Brian Silvey Tarpon Invasives Parasite Trout Unlimited Port Orford Clackamas River Wader Maker Contest Kenny 5 Legs Nehalem River Winter Spey Strategies Owyhee River Jay Nicholas Warm Water Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Summer Steelhead Black Spot Bamboo Bauer Fly Reels John Day River SA Coho #keepemwet Renzetti "Clipped" Tying Contest Morrish's Fluttering Stone FarBank Big Bugs Redside Rainbow Northern California CFR Fly Reels Cuba New Zealand Trask Black Friday LaFollette homestead Fishing License Douglas County Travalley Conway Bowman Frank Moore Atlantic Salmon Marty Sheppard Atlantic Salmon Fly Expo Chinook Salmon Sea Trout Elk & Sixes Salmon Fly Deschutes River Alliance Mako Shark hatcheries Nautilus Reels pay it forward Klamath Dams Trout-a-Thon Casting for Recovery vintage news Brown Trout Mia Sheppard Bonefish Costa Spey Fishing Tips Colorado fly fishing Brian O'Keefe Little Creek Outfitters Spring Chinook Rio Frank Amato Metolius Simms ODFW A River Between Us Klamath Rio Products PMDs Chum Salmon Sea-run Cutthroat March Browns Salmon-Trout Guided Fishing McKenzie Pelton Dam Bill Bakke Klamath River Fly Fishers Club of Oregon saltwater Cutthroat Trout Fly Tying Green River Jason Atkinson Kevin Callaway Extinction Simon Gawesworth Sandy River Willamette Legos Bamboo Rods The Creel John Day Southern Coast Bill Black Project Healing Waters Caddis Elk River Green Drakes Roamerica Oregon Trout Trail Film Contest Poachers Travally Winston Fly Rods Winston Yellowstone Oregon Corey Koff Spey-O-Rama Rob Crandall photography Winter Steelhead Mountain Goats Kickstarter Sea-runs Pacific ocean Streamers Abel Reels Whitefish Prineville Kate Koff A River for Christmas Fall River Christmas Trees Lahontan Cutthroat Mexico West Slope Cutthroat North Coast: Steamboat Inn Big Trout Lincoln Motor Company Vets BC Sweden Stefan Tritscher boat cleaning stations Crooked River Bryan Huskey Instagram Montana Home Waters for the Holidays Snow Smithers Ochoco Creek Kenny Morrish Redfish Dean Finnerty Grand Teton Trout Deschutes How to McKenzie River Bruce Buckmaster Sharks Dolly Vardon Argentina Senator Jeff Merkley Columbia River Jurassic Lake Twin Bridges Todd Moen Catch Magazine Wild Steelhead Coalition roll cast Blast from the Past Bears Bulkley Rainbow Trout Salmon habitat Water Time Outfitters

Archive

Camp Water

Camp water is close to home. Here you will find information on stuff happening here in the shop and on our local waters. You'll also find our weekly newsletter feature, Trailer Trash Thursday, a fun collection of fly fishing videos, perfect for a midweek distraction. If you don't get the newsletter, be sure to sign up today!

Trailer Trash Thursday Green Drake Edition

Joel La Follette - Thursday, June 09, 2016

While this video was NOT filmed on the Metolius I thought maybe it would get you fired up for one of our favorite hatches. Even though it is a relatively short lived hatch we carry a wide selection of patterns  in the shop. Next to the evasive Shad run, Green Drakes on the Metolius is all Nick ever talks about. While Josh has two full boxes of Green Drake patterns just for this time of year. I’ll admit I have been known to disappear for a “meeting” when the weather is warm and clouds are in the forecast….


Green Drake from TroutHunter on Vimeo.

Green Drakes make a showing/Salmonflies slowly depart

Joel La Follette - Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Deschutes is the focus again this week as the Salmonfly hatch garners most of you Trouters attention. The big bugs are slowly fading away below Mack’s Canyon, but fish are still grabbing plump offerings bumped off the grass and brush. Same holds true in the Maupin area, with spotty clumps of Golden Stones still hanging on. Those of you venturing to these areas may wish to arm yourself with a collection of other spring patterns just to have your bases covered.

On Tuesday, I was the guest of Marty Sheppard who chauffeur Shane Blitch and  myself downriver below Mack’s Canyon to do a little exploring. There were hanger-ons in the bushes and a few dropping eggs, but the 2016 Salmonfly hatch was pretty much over. Fish still rose to Goldens, but March Browns, PMDs, Caddis and Green Drakes were more prevalent. Flocks of Seagulls working like Swallows over riffle water are a sign that something big is hatching. After observing several mid-air grabs I was able to spot a few Green Drakes taking to wing even on a bright sunny day. I even convinced a few fish that those might be a good idea.


Above Maupin fishing has been very good as the big bugs continue to be the main course in dining rooms next to the bank. Josh and his buddy Eric did the Trout Creek to Maupin run with great success this past weekend. They reported that the set up to run with is a Hopper/ Hopper/Hopper rig, which for the less adventurous of us is a Salmonfly dry, with a Yellow Sally Dropper, with an Elk Hair Dropper. Not the easiest collection of fluff to toss into the brush, but it does offer fish dining options. Just take a lot of flies with you.

Continuing up the creek we find the hatch is spotty in places and off the hook in others. No doubt this is due to the changes we’re experiencing in the post Pelton Dam mixing tower era. Consistency is not a word that describes any of our insect hatches and that may be the new normal until the issues facing the Deschutes are  rectified. Look for Salmonflies and Goldenstones to continue to hang around for a few more weeks in places up and down the river before fading into memory. It's time to start thinking about that other fly box filled with the bugs of summer and prepare for a variety of hatches over the coming months.

Have fun and be careful! 


1
Contact Us

21570 Willamette Drive West Linn, OR 97068
503.850.4397

2014 Royal Treatment Fly Fishing
Privacy | Legal