McKenzie River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of McKenzie River, OR
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McKenzie River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The favored nymph setup is a Possie Bugger or stonefly nymph and follow it with an egg pattern, size 18-22 midge, or size 16-20 BWO nymph. If you find rising fish they are likely eating BWO's. Swinging Sculpzilla's on an intermediate sinking line can also get the attention of a hungry fish. Flows continue to spike and drop, so water quality can be unpredictable.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing McKenzie River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Vida: 2990 CFS

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 47 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid-afternoon

Best stretch: Bellinger to Armitage Park

Best access point: Bellinger

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWO, Midge

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Mahlon Sweet in Eugene

Techniques & Tips

Worm patterns, egg patterns, midges, baetis, and October caddis pupa will continue to be effective patterns.

7-Day Forecast

Lots of snow on the pass. Last weekend dumped a good bit more. Traveling to and from may be troublesome, as well as hazardous. Flows will continue to be unpredictable.

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