Clark Fork River

Tip of the week 

Start the day off with a double nymph rig until it starts to warm up, around noon or so. Even if you don't see fish coming up, try running a dry/dropper (golden with a worm or rubber legs). The fish should still be holding in their high water patterns i.e. pushed up into the bank and soft water. Fish close in on the shore, willows, and rock banks.

Streamer fishing continues to be hit and miss for brownies on the upper, be sure to swing through the end of tailouts.

Seven-day forecast 

The weather is warm/hot early in the week with thunderstorms and lightning. They are calling for rain with a cool down this weekend!

Big water out there - be careful whether you are on foot or in a boat.

Call us for up to the minute updates at 406.542.7411 or if you are in the area stop in our fly shop and say hi at 3055 North Reserve Street in Missoula for all your Orvis gear and the right bugs.

Must Have Flies 
Big Sky Salmon Fly golden 8-12 Buy from
Blue Wing Olive Parachute olive 20-16 Buy from
Bead Head Prince green 12-18 Buy from
Troutmaster Nymph - Hare's Ear grey, green 8-16 Buy from
Zonker grey, olive, natural 6-10 Buy from
Rosetta Stone orange, olive or brown 8-12 Buy from
Blackfoot River Outfitters

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