Bitterroot River

Tip of the week 

The fishing certainly has been slow the last week, warm temperatures and mossy/algae river beds has made the fishing tough in areas. Your best bet is to use a double dry fly rig; I would probably use an Tan or Purple Chernoble Chubby with a Purple Haze 18in behind the chubby. Most of the time you wont see much for fish rising but if you see any good looking water they are definitely there. If you can't get them to come up then switch the Purple Haze to a Nymph Dropper. You don't have to get too specific on the dropper, you can use just about anything. But I have been having good luck on droppers that have purple in them. As for what type of water to fish, as I said the water is warm and mossy so find areas where the water is at least waist deep and flowing with a good ripple. Fish the bubble seam and if you can, cast as close to undercut banks as you can (we're talking 1-2 inches close). If all else fails throw the buggers and streamers and just hunt and peck your way around deeper holes.

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.

Must Have Flies 
Foam Park Hopper Pale Yellow 6-10 Buy from
Adam's Purple Parachute Purple 12-16 Buy from
Yellow Sally Gold 10-14 Buy from
Stimulator Tan 6-10 Buy from
Woolly Bugger Black, Olive, White, Purple 4-8 Buy from
CDC Mayfly Emerger brown, tan 16-20 Buy from
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