I headed upstream and eventually went under the Quick Way bridge where I took one seven-inch wild brown and a 14-inch wild brown on #18 blue-winged olive
. Above was a long pool where the sun cast a shadow over the pool, making it easier to scout the fish.
That being said, skilled fly-anglers have success fishing blue-winged olive
emerger patterns in the Camp Sherman area throughout the winter.
The main event on the Green is the afternoon Blue-winged Olive
hatches also provide the first early-spring action on the main stem Willamette and lower McKenzie.
begin hatching in late March and continue until the Pale Morning Duns begin in late May, then return again in the fall.
In mid-June, they'll be back for another weekend on the Farmington, where sulphurs and blue-winged olives
should be hatching abundantly.
On a warm day, a hatch of midges or blue-winged olives
might come off, but beadhead nymphs are a better bet.
Also showing in the afternoons are blue-winged olives
and these can be imitated with small F-style dun patterns or, later in the day, a spinner fished flat in the surface film.
Some important early-season mayflies include Hendricksons, March Browns, and Blue-winged Olives
. Several caddis species are also present.
High above the creek, mayflies that anglers call blue-winged olives
and pale morning duns bob up and down in the still air; fluttering down along the banks are sulfur-tinted golden stone flies.
should be effective for trout on the McKenzie River.
In Pennsylvania, the First Four begins with the appearance of the Blue-winged Olives
(Baetis tricaudatus), which emerge around the middle of March.