- Oct 14, 2009
- salem, oregon
just got back from the metolius after spending four days of nonstop fishing and hiking and havin fun..got to spend the weekend fishing with onthefly and Eggs..it was a great call to hit the metolius,gorgeous cool days with crystal clear water to stand in..ended up fishing a lot of the river and just hiking around to favorite spots....The best fishing seemed to be late late morning,,,everywhere we went ther was some kind of hatch goin on,caddis,mayfly,,,i saw quite a few stonefly schucks clinging to rocks......the metolius can be a very tough river to fish but we all managed to pick up fish.....i caught a gorgeous 17 inch redband as well as some 10 to 12 inchers,,and eggs caught several nice redbands on his new 3 weight!!!!!!!!Onthefly had the fish of the weekend though,,as we were heading back to camp eggs said hey lets fish this stretch of water before we head back,,so we headed down river where onthefly proceeded to hook and land an amazing bull trout..on a dry fly even!!!!!!!!!!!!since most rivers are closed for trout we decided to hit the metolius for some late fall trout action and it was a blast......here are some of my pics i took,,,,,,,,i can't wait til onthefly posts his bull trout...........