Bitterroot River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

On the lower reaches, look to the side channels and flooded willow islands with sand bars. Post up with a worm and a prince and get to work. Upper river start with the short lease nymph rig (same bugs as lower river) but around 1:00 swap up to golden or salmon fly dries with 2 foot droppers.

Seven-day forecast 

The Root is dropping and by all accounts, spring high water is essentially over. The river is still big (be careful out there) but high water is the best time to catch the largest fish of the year. Once the river drops and clears another foot or so it'll be tough to find those top end trout. Better get out there now!

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 
Kinky Zonker olive tan 4-8 Buy from Orvis.com
Big Sky Salmon Fly orange, golden 6-8 Buy from Orvis.com
Hairwing Western Green Drake olive, brown 12-10 Buy from Orvis.com
Fly Formerly Known As Prince peacock 6-10 Buy from Orvis.com
Stimulator orange, yellow 12-10 Buy from Orvis.com
Vernille San Juan Worm red, orange, pink 10 Buy from Orvis.com
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