Kootenai River

Tip of the week 

Nymphs and streamers are best bet this time of year. Water temps are chilly so bug activity is late in the afternoon for the most part. Look for sporadic hatches of midge, baetis, and March browns. Work cover like boulder gardens, drop-off buckets, deep slots, and tailouts in 3-6 feet of water. March browns and olives have been showing up in the afternoons on gray, calm days and dry fly action has been good for a couple hours.

Seven-day forecast 

Get out on the river before Friday! On Friday the Kootenai will go up to 26,500cfs and will hold there for 7 days.

Must Have Flies 
Vernille San Juan Worm standard 10 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail standard 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Tunghead Prince standard 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Quasimodo Pheasant Tail standard 16 Buy from Orvis.com
Adams Parachute Dry Fly standard 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Adam's Purple Parachute standard 14 Buy from Orvis.com
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