http://speyfishingoregon.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/summer-steelhead-2008-144.jpg 800 535 Travis Johnson http://speyfishingoregon.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/awa-logo1.png Travis Johnson2010-02-11 18:22:002014-08-19 09:16:56The water is low but there are still fish around
The water on the Sandy is low and clear but that does not mean that their are not fish that are interested in flies. What happen is you must change you tactics a bit and fish a bit slower and harder. Personally when I must fish low water for winter fish the first thing I change is fly size and color. The fish pictured above was taken on unweighted tube that was white, grey, and blue. The length and mass of the fly also change. You and I both know that fish see everything that enters their world. With that in mind, and for instance a trout in a riffle can see a size 99 midge you know that the steehead in your run can see your fly. When the water is clear I switch and run flies in the 2.5 to 2.75 inch range. For go your bright patterns in the overall picture dull more natural patterns will outproduce them.
Book your trips now, take in mind the weather. If you see a big multi-day Storm coming give the shop a call and book trip, the number is (541)395-0995. Sorry about the picture the fish was wild and I felt bad enough packing it up to the boat for a photo.