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
Nymphs will likely be the only reliable fishing method for the rest of the year. Start with a Possie Bugger or stonefly nymph and follow it with a worm pattern, egg pattern, size 18-22 midge, or size 16-20 mayfly. Dry-dropper rigs can be effective as well. Try an orange or purple Stimulator or Chubby Chernobyl followed by a size 16-2o JuJu Baetis or midge nymph. You may find a few fish rising to blue winged olives but it likely will not be consistent or predictable. Sculpins and Wooly Buggers are always a good thing to have around.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing McKenzie River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Vida: 1660 CFS

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 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

Winter is on the way and flows are dropping. Worm patterns, egg patterns, midges, baetis, and October caddis pupa will be the way this month.

7-Day Forecast

Rain isn't expected until next week, and we could use it. This week should remain steady but fishing will improve with precipitation.

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