Blackfoot River

Tip of the week 

All the rain has made the river cool down quite a bit and flows have bumped back up. This means only good things to come in the next few weeks. Fish will be aggressively hunting for food before winter hits, this means you can get away with fly patterns that may not be the exact hatch going on or your streamer looks a little questionable. With that being said, on your warmer days Blue Wing Olive's will be out early in the morning till the sun really starts to peek out. After that Mahogany's will start to come out and will stay out pretty much all day if the weather holds. Keep an eye out for October Caddis as they don't hatch in huge numbers, but where they are hatching you can be assured the fish are all over them. As far as streamers go, just about any bigger pattern is going to work. Best colors from what our guides have said are, Olive, Black, Yellow, and White (the bushier the better). Nymphing is definitely your best bet if you don't see any dries out. A Hot Bead San Juan with a smaller nymph dropper (choose your favorite) seems to be the for sure thing to lock up some fish.

Seven-day forecast 

Cold and cloudy weather expected through the weekend.
We have guides out every day so call us to get the skinny from yesterday.

Stop in, say hi to Terri, John, KynsLee, Matthew, Matt or Fred and we will give you the run down at Blackfoot River Outfitters 3055 North Reserve Street -- 406.542.7411.
We are open from 8am - 6pm Monday-Friday and 8am-5pm Saturdays and 8am-12pm Sundays.

Happy Fishing!

Must Have Flies 
Pale Morning Dun Thorax tan, Pale 16-18 Buy from
Adams olive 12-18 Buy from
Blue Winged Olive brown pale 18-22 Buy from
Tunghead Marabou Muddler olive, natural 2-4 Buy from
Fly Formerly Known As Prince peacock 12-18 Buy from
Vernille San Juan Worm red or pink 8-12 Buy from
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