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A Crooked River Nymphing Adventure

A Crooked River Nymphing Adventure

By; Mark BAchmann

So, we drove to Crooked River with our street-clothes on and all our extra gear in the back of Patty’s Ford Expedition. It was too cold to change into our under-wader garments out in the open. We decided to just drive around and explore rather than even fish on our first day. That plan paid off. Crooked River is a tail-water below Bowman Dam and Prineville Reservoir, which is an irrigation impoundment. The reservoir is built in a stratum of clay, which colors the water to about eighteen inches of visibility at most water levels. The colored water works both for and against each angler. This fine suspended silt brings nutrients to produce abundant plant and insect life. Trout grow quickly...

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