Recommend you start with a search on this site for more info. It's a unique fishery and very challenging. Also read up on the OR regs for fly fishing only waters to keep yourself legal. Good luck.
Did a search for Metolius River in the Fly Fishing Forum but didn't turn up anything (prior to posting). I'll do a search for MetoliusRecommend you start with a search on this site for more info. It's a unique fishery and very challenging. Also read up on the OR regs for fly fishing only waters to keep yourself legal. Good luck.
I'll bring my 5 and 6, just in case, you never know! I'm not sure what spots we'll fish, but i'm going to shoot for the upper portion, above Bridge 99. I read through your post; great information and pics.There's always this thread:
Unless you plan to fish for the large bull trout, you don't need a 6 wt.
The river starts out small and is skinny so wading in the upper river is no problem in the least... as the river grows in size it also becomes more swift and deep so some places are not easy to wade but all in all, you can wade most of the places you want to fish.
This is so true. Of the three rivers in the area, the Metolius, the part of the Deschutes that one crosses on the way to the Crooked and the Crooked river, the Metolius is the prettiest. Don't forget your camera. I think the Crooked would be the easiest to catch fish on and the Deschutes that one crosses appears to be an easy wading area. There's a small state park where you can park. I forget the name of it but you will spot it if you drive to Bend or the Crooked.I've heard this saying, "that the Metolius River is the most beautiful river that you'll get skunked at". I've only fished drys on that river, and only one fish of size. But, it is a neat river and worth walking and taking in the beauty of it.