Kootenai River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Streamers and nymphing are best bets this time of year. Don't expect much in the way of bug activity or dry fly action.

Seven-day forecast 

Libby Dam is running at full powerhouse flows right now so the Kootenai is huge. Runoff has started and showers continue to bump tributaries and color into the main stem. Big flows are scheduled to continue for a while. It's a big snowpack year so flows might be reduced if conditions change but it's hard to say right now what's going to happen. Water clarity is good at the moment.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Magic Midge olive 18 Buy from Orvis.com
Birchell's Hatching Midge standard 18 Buy from Orvis.com
Adam's Purple Parachute purple 16 Buy from Orvis.com
LePage Tunghead Hare's Ear standard 16 Buy from Orvis.com
Adams Parachute Dry Fly standard 14,16,18 Buy from Orvis.com
Czech Mate Hare's Ear yellow 16 Buy from Orvis.com
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