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Missoula Fly Fishing Report

Missoula Fly Fishing Report 3/26

Fly Fishing Report Brought To You By Our Missoula Fly Fishing Guides And Fly Shop Staff.

Enjoy and Good Luck!

Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing has been good lately with some decent dry fly action from late morning into the afternoon. With these colder nights we’ve been seeing, focus on nymphing in the morning and switch to a dry dropper or single dry during the afternoon. We are still not seeing many adult Skwalas but with the warm weather forecast, we should start seeing plenty. This weekends warm up might bring another push of water but nothing that should keep you from fishing. It’s been a long winter and this warm up is exactly what we all need in our life. Go enjoy it!
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Blackfoot River

Fly fishing the Blackfoot River is still cold and not much has changed as far as the fishing. It got a little off color with the last warm up but has leveled off and cleared up. We have been floating a few stretches and chucking streamers for a few good fish a day. The Blackfoot River is not a numbers game this time of year but focusing on slow inside seems and runs will get it done. This is a great option if you want the river to yourself, just don’t expect heavy action all day long. Nymphing and streamer fishing is the way to go.
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Clark Fork River

Clark Fork fly fishing is still pretty slow for the most part. Like the Blackfoot, it got a little off color with the last warm up and then started to clear up. Expect waterflows to bump a little with the warm up bringing more off color conditions. We have seen a few Skwala adults out but not enough to get the fish to excited at this point. Should be a decent option until the water turns dark as we expect to see with this warm up. Focus on slower water and inside seems with nymphs and streamers and possibility of some decent dry fly action in the afternoon.
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Rock Creek

Fly fishing on Rock Creek is starting to warm up with very few adult Skwalas starting to show up. Not a great dry fly option by any means but it’s at least a start. We’ve heard good reports from the top stretches to the bottom. Nymphing is still your most effective strategy followed by streamers. There are a few fish looking up for dries in the afternoon but don’t expect much on dries. Like the rest of our streams, focus on your fishing on the slow walking pace water like inside seems and slow runs.
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March Hatches

Click any photo below to find out more information on each individual hatch. Includes life cycle, best fly patterns, helpful tips and where to find these hatches in your Western Montana fly fishing adventure.

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