Matching the Hatch on the Metolius River in Camp Sherman, Oregon
With unknown subterranean origins, the Metolius River emerges from the ground as a crystal clear, frigidly cold river, and meanders its way through the ponderosa forests of the Oregon Cascades. A plunge into the rapids on even the warmest summer day is not for the faint of heart, but it’s just this hypothermic environment in which the prized rainbow and bull trout thrive. Coupled with its designation as a wild and scenic river, the Metolius lures fly fisherman with its year-round insect hatches. Just don’t let this riparian wonderland fool you—reeling in these sneaky salmonids proves challenging for even the most adept angler. These fish know what you are up to. They have seen these tactics before. Your ruse is useless against them. Isn’t it?