Klamath River

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2.94/375 ⇓
7 30 year

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Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Size 6-8 Stimulator, Madam X. Body: light orange; Wing: tan

Bankwater near foilage: standard dry fly

► Late in September, you may find adults in the bushes. If so, a size 8 orange dry fly should generate rises.

► If the trout won't rise to a dead-drifted dry fly, try skating the fly.


Size 4-10 Madam X, Daves Hopper, Morrish Hopper. Tan/yellow, olive/yellow, green

Bankwater with grass: standard dry fly

► Cast your fly near bank where the sun is on the water.


► Some wet flies to carry down here are salmonfly nymphs and caddis pupa patterns, such as the Sparkle Pupa, in size 14-16.

► The Klamath River below the JC Boyle Powerhouse is a consistent producer of 10-16 inch wild rainbows. The bad news is that the road below Boyle is extremely rough.

► Because the river is managed for power generation, the water level fluctuates several times a day, with high flows corresponding to peak power generation times in the morning and evening. The trout are used to these changes, though. You can fish during the higher flow times, but the trout will move around and scatter. They're not all in a barrel, like they can be when the water is low.

► Attractors such as Royal Wulffs or any other bushy fly are productive at times, especially in fast water.
Klamath Falls

The Ashland Fly Shop 541-488-6454

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