Blackfoot River

Tip of the week 

Nymphing is definitely your best bet - Hot Bead San Juan with a smaller nymph dropper (choose your favorite) seems to be the for sure thing to lock up some fish. Just be sure to always double down with the nymphs (use two) and look for the heads of the bigger pools and runs - knee to chest deep green water with good chop. If they aren't active there move down into the slow water and deepen up your rig. Having said that, we've done almost as well with dry dropper rig - chubby and worm about 2' deep.

Seven-day forecast 

Warmer temps on the way should only better the prospects for angling on the Blackfoot. Unlike other area rivers, if you are going up the Blackfoot and it looks a bit off color - don't expect it to get clearer on up. It won't. Stay low if it is off color. Water is about double the normal for this time of year so waders beware.

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, chartreuse 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
Stimulator olive 8 Buy from
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer olive, brown, tan 8-2 Buy from
Blackfoot River Outfitters

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