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General RegionPacific Northwest
Specific LocationRogue River, Southern Oregon
Time of DayEvening hatch on Friday, Morning hatch on Saturday
Fish CaughtRainbow Trout
Conditions & HatchesSunny and warm (about 85 degrees) during the day cooling off (to about 65 degrees) for the evening. Friday night there was a pretty nice salmon fly hatch where the trout were going crazy for Stimulator patterns. Saturday morning there were all kinds of gnats out, but I had no success as far as fish goes.

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RogueBumJune 10th, 2014, 1:54 pm
Posts: 2It was a great to trip to the Upper Rogue River (in beautiful Southern Oregon) over this past weekend. I took a 3wt glass rod and a 5wt graphite rod with me and hiked about 45 minutes down into a little canyon that the river flows through.

I had my daughter with me and a good friend from work and we all decided to camp for the night so we could hit the morning hatch. We arrived on Friday evening just in time to set up camp and get geared up. The trout were biting like crazy! Rising to anything over a size 10 hook, they were feeding on a salmon fly hatch that we were not expecting.

Dinner was good that night! Nothing under 10".

The next morning though, it seemed like the river dried up. In 2 hours of fishing, I didn't get one grab or see a single rise! I started with the Stimulator pattern... nothing. I switched to a Parachute Adams with a Prince Nymph dropper... nothing. Finally I went to a Griffith's Gnat because of what appeared to be a million gnats flying around everywhere... nothing.

Maybe we caught them all the night before ;) Fun trip though!
MotroutJune 10th, 2014, 2:07 pm
Posts: 319
What a beautiful river you've got there. As for your lack of success the second's weird sometimes. Who knows, but they were probably too full of salmonflies to care about anything else.

Thanks for posting!
"I don't know what fly fishing teaches us, but I think it's something we need to know."-John Gierach
RogueratJune 10th, 2014, 4:43 pm
Posts: 472


Your Rogue is a bit faster (and has some real rocks...not cobble) than our version here in Michigan. Great pictures of a beautiful trout stream, I'd like to fish it before I get too old to wade.


I Peter 5:7 'Cast your cares upon Him...'
Kschaefer3June 10th, 2014, 4:58 pm
St. Paul, MN

Posts: 376
That river looks wonderful! I would love to fish it sometime!
PowellammonJune 16th, 2014, 7:19 pm
Price, Utah

Posts: 4
Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Nice job on teaching your daughter to fly fish!!!
Jacob Powell

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