salmon fly hatch?

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  1. dominic7471

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    whats the nerest rivers or local rivers that get salmon flies in the summer? i was wondering if i need to tie any.
     
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    Deschutes down in Oregon can be good. I think the Yakima gets some, as I've found them in my truck after fishing it, never really seen them in big numbers on the yak though.
     
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    If you will be fishing the Yakima River in May or June, particularly in the Easton to Farmlands area, you would certainly want imitations of Salmonfly (Pteronarcys) nymphs and adults in your flybox. This large stonefly, which is found in major western rivers, takes three years to mature, so they are present in the river in nymphal form year around.
     
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    Agreed, I've seen and fished them successfully on the Yakima above Cle Elum. Talking with Steve at Reds I was told they really aren't that big a presence in the canyon.
     

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