Crooked River Flies

Here is a list of local Crooked River Flies fished by fellow Central Oregon Flyfisher member Bill Seitz. I call him “Crooked River Bill”.

Bill graciously allowed me to include these flies on my website. Several are Bill’s own creation. Others he may have tweeked somewhat to make a better fly. In fly tying, we call that a “variant”.

He would tell you that many anglers use flies that are too big. I’ve heard him tell stories about following anglers through a fishing hole and catching fish. He’ll look at an angler’s fly box and say they won’t catch any fish. The reason? Their flies are too big! He’d tell you to use size 18 flies or smaller. Many range from size 18 – 22. 

 

Caddis

Mercury Cased Caddis | www.johnkreft.com

 

 

 

 

Mercury Cased Caddis

Mayflies

Frenchie Nymph | www.johnkreft.com

Frenchie

Good and Plenty | www.johnkreft.com

Good and Plenty

Peacock Nymph | www.johnkreft.com

Peacock Nymph

RS2 - Original | www.johnkreft.com

RS 2

WK Thread Body Mayfly Nymph - Hydro | www.johnkreft.com

WK Thread Body Nymph

Pheasant Tail Nymph | www.johnkreft.com

Pheasant Tail Nymph

Pheasant Tail Perdigon | www.johnkreft.comPheasant Tail Perdigon

Root Beer Float Perdigon | www.johnkreft.com

Root Beer Float Perdigon

Barber Pole Perdigon | www.johnkreft.comBarber Pole Perdigon

Midges

Deep Blue Poison Tung | www.johnkreft.com

Deep Blue Poison Tung

Mercury Midge - Black - UV Resin | www.johnkreft.com

Mercury Midge

Miracle Midge - Wet | www.johnkreft.com

Miracle Midge

Midge Perdigon | www.johnkreft.com

Midge Perdigon

 

 

General Purpose

Bling | www.johnkreft.com

Bling

PICTURE FORTHCOMING

Hot Pink Cougar

Lights Out| www.johnkreft.com

Lights Out

Ray Charles | www.johnkreft.com

Ray Charles

   

Eggs

PICTURE FORTHCOMING

Ham ‘n’ Eggs

 

Loop Nuc

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Crooked River Flies

    • Marc

      Thanks for your comment.

      I’ll be adding the fly patterns in the next month and including them on the Crooked River page one at a time. While I don’t have a definitive plan, I’ll probably mention them on a blog after all are completed.

      Thanks for your interest.

      John

  1. Hi John,

    I just stumbled on to your website and love it! Fantastic job!

    I’ve only fished the Crooked once, but typically hit the Deschutes and Metolious a few times every summer. Targeting rainbows/redsides, would you suggest using the same C.R. flies on the D or M rivers? I know the M has a green drakes. Any different list recommendations for these other local rivers?

    Many thanks!
    Ken

    • Ken

      Thanks for the kind comments about RiverKeeper Flies.

      When thinking about what flies to use, I always let the insects drive that decision. Certainly there are a few similar insects that are in all those rivers. But the Deschutes and Metolius have a lot of other bugs too. Like Salmonflies, Golden Stones, Green Drakes and a multitude of other bugs. Check out my Fly Patterns page for a list of flies to use. I fish them all!

      John

  2. Thanks John for the flies you have recommended I am going to try and see if i can make some or replicate them to use on the crooked river cleanup trip coming up in April that the COF is doing.

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