Bitterroot River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

The dry fly game is changing comma with fewer skwala stones and plenty of Caddis. They seem to be coming out about 2 and becoming thicker on into the evening. But make no mistake, your best rig right now is a double nymph rig with a worm and a stone fishing on The Sandbar drop offs and in in the soft water.
Streamer fishing typically slows for a bit on the Bitterroot with the water flow increases and we have noticed that to be the case right now. We had good fishing just today so get out there - it's your best bet around Missoula.

Seven-day forecast 

The Bitterroot is a pretty good call this week. The rain apparently did not affect the level as much as the hot temperatures so even though it is high it is stable and surprisingly clear. Clear enough to see those color changes in Sandbar drop-offs which are critical right now. It's pretty fun for nymphing Caddis fly fishing should just get better and better.

Call us or stop by our fly shop at 3055 North Reserve Street in Missoula for specific locations or to pick up your bugs. Thanks and good fishing from the crew at:
Blackfoot River Outfitters -- 406.542.7411.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Tunghead Prince peacock 8-12 Buy from Orvis.com
Rosetta Stone black 8-12 Buy from Orvis.com
Real McCoy's AP Drake Parachute brown or gray 16-14 Buy from Orvis.com
Larson's Legend Golden Stone Dry olive 10-14 Buy from Orvis.com
Vernille San Juan Worm red, purple or pink 8-12 Buy from Orvis.com
Dark Hendrickson brown, tan 12-16 Buy from Orvis.com
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