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 tweaked somewhat to make a better fly. In fly tying, we call that a “variant”. Or perhaps he fishing other flies now…that sounds like Bill!
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.