Odds and Ends

It’s time again for another odds and ends post at RiverKeeper Flies. Occasionally, I write one of these to catch you up on additions to the website as well as provide a few recent pictures.

If you don’t follow me on Facebook – @RiverKeeperFlies – or Instagram – @riverkeeperflies, you’re probably missing out on a few pictures. I have some friends, you know who you are, who say they don’t do that social media thing.


So here are a few pictures they might have missed, in no particular order:

A nice Metolus River rainbow.

Metolius Rainbow | www.johnkreft.com

We fish the Middle Deschutes River around Steelhead Falls occasionally and wanted to see the falls at runoff.

Steelhead Falls Side View | www.johnkreft.comSteelhead Falls | www.johnkreft.comSteelhead Falls Closeup | www.johnkreft.com

A close up of a rainbow trout tongue and the “beta” fly I’m trying. It seems to work, but don’t ask for one…

Rainbow Trout Tongue | www.johnkreft.com

I never paid attention to a fish tongue before, but this closeup photo really highlights a groove. I think it might me the reason I miss hooking up on trout sometimes. You see the trout rise to your dry fly, feel the set, get half a head shake, then it’s gone. Must be the groove!

One of my favorite nymph fly patterns, the $3 Dip.

Metolius Rainbow and $3 Dip | www.johnkreft.com

Another nice rainbow.

Metolius Rainbow Trout | www.johnkreft.com

And lastly, a closeup photo of a Cinygmula mayfly. You may have read about this bug in a recent post – Confusing Mayfly Names.

Cinygmula Mayfly | www.johnkreft.com

I periodically add new fly pattern sheets to RiverKeeper Flies. Here are a few Throw Back Thursday Flies as well as other fly patterns recently added.

McKenzie Caddis Dry

McKenzie Caddis Dry Fly | www.johnkreft.com

McKenzie Caddis Wet

McKenzie Caddis Wet Fly | www.johnkreft.com

Stalcup CDC Loop Wing Emerger

Stalcup CDC Loop Wing Emerger | www.johnkreft.com

Lempke Extended Body Green Drake

Lempke Extended Body Green Drake - Courtesy www.fliesfliesflies.com

I’d like to thank Sandy Pittendrigh for permission to use this picture. Check out his website for more at www.fliesfliesflies.

Griffith’s Gnat Emerger

Griffith's Gnat Emerger Peacock Version | www.johnkreft.com

LaFontaine Emergent Sparkle Pupa

LaFontaine Emergent Sparkle Pupa Green | www.johnkreft.com

Mercer’s Missing Link

Mercers Missing Link | www.johnkreft.com

Last Chance Cripple Baetis

Last Chance Cripple Baetis | www.johnkreft.com

March Brown Mayfly Cripple

Mayfly Cripple - Cinygmula | www.johnkreft.com

Here is one last picture. I recently celebrated my birthday along my favorite river – the Metolius. The sandwich is from the Camp Sherman Store and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity for a Black Butte Porter.

Metolius River Birthday | www.johnkreft.com

Enjoy…go fish!


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