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 9,500cfs but the fishing is good. Sunny and hot this week. 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 14,064cfs and releases from after bay dam 9,5000cfs.

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
Indicator Spinner - Trico 20-22 Buy from
Forrester's Bighorn River Resort

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