McKenzie River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Tye Krueger
Fly Fishing Map of McKenzie River, OR
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McKenzie River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Several caddis species have been hatching, typically tan or dark in a size 14-18. Yellow sallies have been around as well. A yellow sally can be a great addition to a nymph rig. Nymph rigs usually will consist of a stonefly or Possie Bugger as your lead fly, followed by a small mayfly or Yellow Sally. Pheasant Tails, Psycho Princes, and Copper Johns in a size 14-18 have been effective. Swinging caddis pupa can be a fun way to pick up some fish when the caddis start to hatch around midday.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing McKenzie River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Vida: 2210 CFS

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 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:

McKenzie Caddis, Grannom Caddis, Green Drake, BWO

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Mahlon Sweet in Eugene

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Techniques & Tips

Dry fly season is upon us, but don't leave your nymph rod at home. Often the most and best fish will come on nymphs.

7-Day Forecast

Weather will be in the high 80s and 90s all week. Bring sun protection and release your fish as quickly as possible. If you are planning to float, keep in mind that there is a new obstruction above Blue River. A tree recently fell and spans nearly the whole width of the river. Check with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife with regards to the safety of floating this stretch.

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