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
Nymphing should be the best bet for catching fish. But keep an eye out for fish eating on the surface. You never know with the warm weather - Caddis are always on the menu. Fish are responding to Attractors and general nymphs. No need to get real particular on fly selection.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing McKenzie River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Vida: 2240 CFS

Visibility: 25 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 43 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: late morning, mid-afternoon

Best stretch: Bellinger to Armitage Park

Best access point: Bellinger

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis, BWO, PMD, Midge.

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Mahlon Sweet in Eugene

Techniques & Tips

Classic nymph rigs will work great. Jig style baetis or midges are good bets behind your stonefly or Possie Bugger. We like tungsten beaded flies to get down faster. If the river blows out, you can still find some fish on worm patterns, or Mop Flies.

7-Day Forecast

Weather is looking very good- but as always, keep a coat handy and expect rain, hail or who knows! You just never know in the Cascades in June. This week is just 70's and cool evenings.

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