Bighorn River

Tip of the week 

A little dry fly fishing and is best done from down stream from the fish, presenting the fly as a dead drift. Nymph fishing below indicators with 9?-4X leaders (Orvis Superstrong # KM0714-61) 1-B split shot seems to be the right weight. Orvis' Heliios Rod with it's strong backbone, is really handling these bigger fish very well. I prefer the Helios 6 weight. (ZG Helios 906-4 Tip 9.5)

Seven-day forecast 

River at 13,800cfs but the fishing is good. Sunny and hot this week. Here comes the start of the run off. More important is the snow pack in the 3 basins that feed the Bighorn Lake. Wind Rver Basin191%, Shoshone Basin 166% and Bighorn Basin 139%. Inflows to Bighorn Lake is 13,500cfs and releases from after bay dam 13,800cfs.

Must Have Flies 
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Black #4 Buy from
Bead Body Scud orange 16,18 Buy from
Bean's Orange Crush orange #4 Buy from
Bugmeister black, brown #$ Buy from
Tunghead Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail brown, olive 18, 20 Buy from
Vernille San Juan Worm Orange/Red 16,18 Buy from
Forrester's Bighorn River Resort

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