Pavati's Fly Tying Tips - Upper Rogue River July 2014

Trout fishing is open! Fish stone flies on top, or under an indicator. Summer Steelhead have arrived at the hatchery! Spring Chinook fishing should improve through the month as more fish arrive to the hatchery. Fishing pressure is increasing on the river as people look to catch Salmon. Remember fishing etiquette when around other anglers.

"Must-have fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

  •                                                                                                                                                                                           Kaufmanns Stonefly Nymph
  • Lynch's Double Dot Egg
  • Tunghead Stonefly
  • Premium Alaska Selection
  • Med A Egg Sucking Leech
  • Bead Head Emerging Sparkle Caddis Pupa
  • Steelie Omelet

Water flow: 1,800 at Cole Rivers Hatchery (as of June 26, 2014).

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 51 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: Below Lost Creek Dam to Gold Hill.

Best access point: Cole Rivers Hatchery, Casey State Park, Rouge Elk Campground, Shady Cove Bridge, Dodge Bridge, Touvelle State Park, Gold Ray Road.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Stonefly, Mayfly, Caddies, Midges

Fish species: Trout, Steelhead, Salmon

Fishing season: Year-round: Consult regulations for more information.

Nearest airport: Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR)

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