Blackfoot River

Tip of the week 

Short leash nymph rig out of a boat is by far the best technique for the most action, especially early in the day. Worms, princes, double bead stones, and rubber legs are the call. 2x to the first bug 3x to the second with no more than 4' total length under the indicator. Dry dropper rigs working in the pm as are slow fished streamers. Still salmon flies up top! Don't be afraid to drop a worm or prince 24-30 in.

Seven-day forecast 

We expect the river to continue on dropping from here on out now. It's slowing down but is still moving steady in some of the steeper sections but the fishing in the fast water is pretty solid. The Foot has seen a bunch of float fishing pressure in the last weeks but we expect that to subside like the flows as the Clark Fork and Root are working back into good shape.

Stop in, say hi to Terri, John, 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 8:30am - 6pm Monday-Friday and 8:30am-5pm Saturdays and 8-noon Sundays.

Happy Fishing!

Must Have Flies 
Freshwater Clouser tan, olive, pearl 8-2 Buy from
Prince Nymph peacock 12-10 Buy from
Vernille San Juan Worm red, pink or orange 12-10 Buy from
Tunghead Marabou Muddler olive, natural 2-4 Buy from
Big Sky Salmon Fly Orange 4-6 Buy from
Stimulator orange, gold, yellow 8-4 Buy from
Blackfoot River Outfitters

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