Bitterroot River

Tip of the week 

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.

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

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