FLy patterns for spring and summer time in central oregon

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Hey guys spring is just around the corner and summer no to far off so i wanted to find out some good patterns for some rivers i plan on fishing this summer. So far i have planned trips on the crooked, deschutes , metolious and mackenzie also hopefully the fall and zig zag rivers. Could you gents be kind enough to recommend some patterns that have been succesfull on these waters!!!:D ( i can't wait to hit the metolious , i hiked there last year and it is beautiful)
 
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That is a wide spectrum. Trout or Steelhead? The Caddis Fly shop in Eugene has a nice web site with a nice Mckenzie collection and I think Steelhead as well. I would not be without Prince Nymph, Peasant tail, lots of caddis and Stone fly, some soft hackles, and emergers. For Steelhead;Green But Skunk, Brads Brat, Purple Peril, and the list goes on........Good Luck! You have some great water to explore.
 
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BWO an large Orange Scuds for the Crooked.
 
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I would keep size 8 Mega Princes and Possie Buggers, size 18 or 16 BH Princes and Hare's ears, and size 14 EHCs and Adams.

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That is a wide spectrum. Trout or Steelhead? The Caddis Fly shop in Eugene has a nice web site with a nice Mckenzie collection and I think Steelhead as well. I would not be without Prince Nymph, Peasant tail, lots of caddis and Stone fly, some soft hackles, and emergers. For Steelhead;Green But Skunk, Brads Brat, Purple Peril, and the list goes on........Good Luck! You have some great water to explore.

Sorry man , i should of specified more . I looking for only trout flies and nymphs. Ill check out the web site you suggested for the mackenzie and thanks everyone so far for the input
 
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mitch at two rivers fly shop ties a nymph for the Metolius,I believe it called a hares ear 100,that has been deadly for me.
 
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mitch at two rivers fly shop ties a nymph for the Metolius,I believe it called a hares ear 100,that has been deadly for me.

Can you tell me where two rivers fly shop is located please?
 
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Going to stick with my pat answers...

#1 - black & olive woolly buggers - sizes 10, 8, and 6
#2 - black & olive micro buggers - size 14 or 12
#3 - Adams from size 16 to size 10
#4 - Humpy in Yellow, Royal, and Adams colorations, sizes 10 and 12
#5 - Hares Ear soft hackle with or without a bead head
#6 - Bivisible
#7 - Zug Bug or Prince nymph, sizes 16 to 10
#8 - Black and red ant patterns - sizes 14 to 10
#9 - Pick your favorite hopper pattern
#10 - Royal Wulff in 14 to 10

I'd either start off by swimming the woolly bugger, or star with a dry & dropper setup depending on my mood, and what he water looked like. With the bugger - you can dead drift it - but I prefer to swing it until the line is directly downstream of me, then retrieve it with short pulls, letting it drift back down in the current a little before picking up and recasting if I'm just probing water, instead of targeting a specific fish in a specific spot. Fish it tight to the bank this way too - amazing how fish will follow this fly and whack it right at the very end of the drift.
 
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Getting specific here for you.....at lower bridge in the spring which is coming up soon you'll find a March Brown feast. For nymphs try a pheasant tail, march brown nymph, goldribbed hares ear,& prince nymph. Mid water go with a March Brown emerger. On top go with a March brown with an emerger as a dropper.
 
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Thanks for the knowledge everyone!!! I will be stocking up on these patterns . I can't wait to get back out on the water . I just biught a house and thats been takin.g up all my spare time.
 
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No one has mentioned a salmonfly type fly for the Dechutes yet, im surprised.
 
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congrats on your new home.. Its nice to hear folks getting homes... not losing them:)
 
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No one has mentioned a salmonfly type fly for the Dechutes yet, im surprised.


salmon/stonefly check,

call em what you want : stones, stimulators, hoppers. . . I like em high floating and sized to the naturals. . . from #8 to #4. . .

stonefly:
flynstone.jpg

salmonfly ( a touch bigger and bulkier ):
DSC01123.jpg
 
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salmon/stonefly check,

call em what you want : stones, stimulators, hoppers. . . I like em high floating and sized to the naturals. . . from #8 to #4. . .

stonefly:
flynstone.jpg

salmonfly ( a touch bigger and bulkier ):
DSC01123.jpg

That stonefly is totally trying to get it on with your artificial. Bet he was sorely disappointed (or, maybe not?)
 
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That stonefly is totally trying to get it on with your artificial. Bet he was sorely disappointed (or, maybe not?)

nah. . . . I let him finish, I'll keep lookin for those photos of "fishmouth full of elk hair". . .


I also tie those in dark-wing-no-tail:

stonedflie.jpg
 
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