Kootenai River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Presently the Kootenai is in great shape. Nymphing will move fish in deeper water and often more consistently bigger fish. That said, dry fly fishing has been moving fish in fast water and broken currents with cover. Hoppers and droppers are now pretty much the standard rig.

Seven-day forecast 

Expect mostly sunny skies, daytime temps in the 80's and possible chance of t-storms through midweek.. Outflow from Libby Dam is 7000 cfs. The river is in beautiful shape and generally fishing pretty well. We currently have some smoke up this way from fires but THERE IS NO DANGER OR REASON NOT TO COME VISIT. Give us a call and we'll get you on the water.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Schroeder's Hi-Vis Hopper tan 10 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail standard 14,16 Buy from Orvis.com
Elk Wing Caddis tan 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Quasimodo Pheasant Tail standard 16 Buy from Orvis.com
Royal Wulff standard 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Rosenbauer's CDC Rabbits Foot Emerger yellow 16 Buy from Orvis.com
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