Fishing Outlook & Conditions
Oregon Outdoor Excursions's Tip of the Week
For Steelhead, Classic Hairwings, Speys and Dees are always a good choice on the swing. Work every piece of holding water thoroughly! Be aware of COVID-19 restrictions! Be safe! For trout, a dry/dropper rig are the way to go for the rest of the spring. A Yak Caddis / Possie Bugger combination will serve you well.
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Water Flow Data
5-Day Outlook as of 3/18/21
Flows are currently around 3050 cfs (at Mehama) but is forecast to drop to 2300 by the weekend.
Techniques & Tips as of 3/18/21
Steelhead: Classic Wet Fly Swing in runs and tail outs. Trout: Indicator Nymphing through current seams and riffles.
Local Species Available Year Round
Oregon Outdoor Excursions's Recommended Fly Patterns
"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:
|Meg A Egg Sucking Leech||Black/Purple||2-6|
|Orvis CJ Nymph||Brown||14|
|Elk Wing Caddis||Tan||10-12|
|Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail||Brown||14-16|
|Pat's Rubber Leg||Olive||8-12|
|Partridge Soft Hackle||Orange||10-14|
Meg A Egg Sucking Leech
An effective imitation of a leech and egg, perfect for salmon and steelhead fly fishing.
Oregon Outdoor Excursions's Recommended Gear
Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
5-Weight 9' Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
WF Trout Fly Line
Best Sinking Fly Line:
Clear Sink Tip Fly Line