Missoula Fly Fishing Report 5/25
The Bitterroot has dropped and cleared up to give us yet another viable option in may. The flows are still up so focusing on softer water and side channels. We have been seeing a few stoneflies and a few fish eating them but the nymph and streamer game is your best tactic right now.
The last three days have produced some big fish on The Blackfoot and should continue to fish well as long as the weather holds true for the next week. We’ve been primarily fishing streamers however nymphing soft inside seams with Stoneflies and worms or double Stonefly nymph rigs will be your most effective strategy. Zirdle Bug, Yuk Bugs, Bitch Creeks, Pats Rubber Legs and Double Bead Stonefly are just a few of our favorite patterns for these current conditions.
Clark Fork River
The Clark Fork is fishable, but there are so many better options right now including so many small tributaries with clearer water.
Rock Creek is one of your best options right now along with the other tributaries that just opened up for the general fishing season. We are starting to see a few Stoneflies kicking around up here but will need a few warmer days to get any good hatches poppin. Nymphing soft water is hard to beat up there right now but dry or dry dropper will pick you up some fish too. Streamer fishing can be hot and heavy with these conditions and is not something to forget about.
We have added HUNDREDS of NEW fly patterns this year.
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