Bitterroot River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

We've been seeing adult golden stones on the upper and lower root and West Fork for weeks now.
The dry fly game is on, and fishing well in all sections of the Bitterroot as well as the West Fork. The weather is hot in the afternoon, but the mornings are still cool and in the evenings its staying pretty warm till dusk. It's going to stay in the upper 80's and lower 90's all week, with light and variable winds.
Even if you don't see fish coming up, try running a dry/dropper (Golden Stone w. a pheasant tail).
With that said, the dry fly fishing has been good morning to dusk, throw the Hopper Dropper rig to sandbar drop offs and in in the soft water.
Nymphing is a great option in some of the deeper seems!
Streamer fishing is hit or miss, play around with natural vs. bright/sparkle flies.
Look for those sand bar drop offs and let the worms or rubber legs roll in.

Seven-day forecast 

The weather this week will be hot and dry, upper 80's to lower 90's. Light and variable winds may happen towards the end if the week. It wont be very cloudy

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 
Larson's Legend Golden Stone Dry Gold 6-8 Buy from Orvis.com
Electric Prince black 8-12 Buy from Orvis.com
Yellow Sally gold 6-12 Buy from Orvis.com
Stimulator orange 6-4 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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