Kootenai River

Tip of the week 

Dry fly action has been steady with some days being very good even with high sunshine. Fish are definitely eating big bugs in faster water. Nymphing has taken a back seat lately but will still move a few bigger fish if that's your goal. Streamer action has been slow but like nymphing, will potentially produce bigger fish if you stay with the program.

Seven-day forecast 

Amen! Finally daytime temps will be more normal. Instead of high 90s expect middle 80s for the week. Sunshine and high pressure will continue but at least there's relief from the heat that has been the norm since July 1. There is some hazy smoke in the area from fires to the north and south of us but it's been providing faux cloud cover which has made daytime dry fly fishing much better.

Must Have Flies 
Elk Wing Caddis tan 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Goddard Sedge standard 14 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
Schroeder's Hi-Vis Hopper standard 14,16,18 Buy from Orvis.com
Hopper natural 10 Buy from Orvis.com
Linehan Outfitting

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