Metolius River

M

Mike123

Active member
Joined
Feb 8, 2009
Messages
1,574
Location
Oregon
Headed there tomorrow to flick some flies! :D
Anyone have any recent reports or what flies to use?
I already got a good idea of what to use but any more info is always good!
Report when I get back.
 
A

ArcticAmoeba

Active member
Joined
Jun 5, 2008
Messages
973
Location
Oregon
My two old roomies live pretty much on the river, or at least it is within walking distance anyways. They have since switched over to heavy sink tips, and big uglies, to get down to 'em. They are primarily targeting the oversized Browns that cruise around their area, but they have mentioned that just about any nymph that looks half real, will catch a fish or two. One of my favorites on that river has been the Czech nymphs in a variety of colors, from brown, to hot pink, and some emergents are killer too, but those are for a little later on in the year. I have also heard that very low in the system, the fish are waking up, and eating dries. Something else to consider. Maybe take two bug bashers. Have one for dries, and the other for sinkers. Good luck out there, it is a great river as you probably already know!
 
M

Mike123

Active member
Joined
Feb 8, 2009
Messages
1,574
Location
Oregon
My two old roomies live pretty much on the river, or at least it is within walking distance anyways. They have since switched over to heavy sink tips, and big uglies, to get down to 'em. They are primarily targeting the oversized Browns that cruise around their area, but they have mentioned that just about any nymph that looks half real, will catch a fish or two. One of my favorites on that river has been the Czech nymphs in a variety of colors, from brown, to hot pink, and some emergents are killer too, but those are for a little later on in the year. I have also heard that very low in the system, the fish are waking up, and eating dries. Something else to consider. Maybe take two bug bashers. Have one for dries, and the other for sinkers. Good luck out there, it is a great river as you probably already know!

Sweet thanks for the info!
I hope we can still go tomorrow, I guess my buddies having women trouble say we may just fish somewhere closer. I really hope we can get over there though.

Question: Is it true that you CANNOT use attached split shot on the Metolius? You have to use sink tips and weighted flies only.
Just wondering if this is still the same...
 
A

ArcticAmoeba

Active member
Joined
Jun 5, 2008
Messages
973
Location
Oregon
I do remember this to be very true years ago, but I am almost positive it is no longer a rule. But check before you leave to be sure. That would suck to be hassled for split shot!:lol: a lot of guys do run drift gear on bug flingers with a pencil slid up the tippett, or mono leader. Makes for re-rigging hassles, but some guys used to insist on getting down to the big browns this way. Good luck for sure Mike! Hope you can make it over, but if not there should be a few willing fish to harass locally on fake insects!
 
M

Mike123

Active member
Joined
Feb 8, 2009
Messages
1,574
Location
Oregon
Thanks A.A.!
Ok so Im going for sure now...
Ok so I hope I can use split shot! As I'm using a floating line..
Hope I get a pic/s of some nice trout and maybe a big bull or brown!!
 
Last edited:
T

The Nothing

Member
Joined
May 11, 2008
Messages
420
Location
PDX
guy I know spent 20 minutes there the other day. then solid rain/hail/snow drove him back home. Water looked great in his pictures!
 
M

Mike123

Active member
Joined
Feb 8, 2009
Messages
1,574
Location
Oregon
Well I'm back.
Beautiful river!
Lot's of god scenery.
I can check it off on rivers I've wanted to fish.
Dont think I'll ever go back. I seen one big Bull trout and didn't see another living aquatic creature. Fished all over up and down the river.
Seen maybe 15 other fisherman as well. Wayyyy to much pressure on the river for me and not enough fish.
I think maybe in the winter it would be good for Bulls.
 
C

cutthroat

New member
Joined
Apr 11, 2009
Messages
5
the metolius is one of the most difficult places to fish in oregon, if not the hardest. it took me several attempts before i finally caught fish there. the metolius usually always has quite of guys fishing it, but for good reason. The scenery is outstanding and the hard fighting trout are well worth the effort.
 
B

Backcastwards

Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2009
Messages
24
Location
Roseburg
Sweet thanks for the info!
I hope we can still go tomorrow, I guess my buddies having women trouble say we may just fish somewhere closer. I really hope we can get over there though.

Question: Is it true that you CANNOT use attached split shot on the Metolius? You have to use sink tips and weighted flies only.
Just wondering if this is still the same...
It is true, no split shot allowed.
Gary
 
B

Backcastwards

Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2009
Messages
24
Location
Roseburg
So did you catch any fish? I was there for a week last year and the only fish I saw was in the hatchery.
Gary
 
M

Mike123

Active member
Joined
Feb 8, 2009
Messages
1,574
Location
Oregon
So did you catch any fish? I was there for a week last year and the only fish I saw was in the hatchery.
Gary

I didn't catch a thing.. There weren't any bows around.
The water is CRYSTAL clear and you'd be able to see fish if they were there.
I seen one big Bull about 7lbs under a log. And seen one guy catch a small
Whitefish. Seen a lot of fisherman and none I seen we're hooking up besides one guy who had a great looking hole.
 
B

Backcastwards

Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2009
Messages
24
Location
Roseburg
The water is apparently always gin clear. I saw a mag article that had pics of a fly that worked for bulls that looked like an 8 inch plus bow.

trip_bunny.jpg
Gary
 

Similar threads

The Guides Forecast
Replies
0
Views
227
The Guides Forecast
The Guides Forecast
The Guides Forecast
Replies
0
Views
282
The Guides Forecast
The Guides Forecast
The Guides Forecast
Replies
0
Views
186
The Guides Forecast
The Guides Forecast
The Guides Forecast
Replies
0
Views
159
The Guides Forecast
The Guides Forecast
The Guides Forecast
Replies
1
Views
315
Fishsizzle
Fishsizzle
Top Bottom