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Missoula Fly Fishing Report

Missoula Fishing Report 7/8

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 remained good throughout the warm water temps. The upper stretches are running cooler than most streams around Missoula while the lower stretches remain warm and should be fished early morning and done by early afternoon. PMD’s, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and Hoppers are all on the menu.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River has been fishing surprisingly well through the heat wave but water temps remain warm and you should focus your fishing in the morning and stop fishing in the afternoon. Dry fly fishing remains good early with Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and Hopper patterns. Focus on heavier seems and outside bends where water is moving quicker.
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Clark Fork River


The fly fishing on the Clark Fork River has been decent lately. There is Hoot Owl restrictions above where Rock Creek comes in so you need to stop fishing by 2pm. The stretches below Rock Creek has no restrictions but water temps remain warm in the afternoon so it is smart to stop fishing as if there were hoot owl restrictions river wide. Morning dry fly fishing has been good with PMD’s, Golden Stone, Yellow Sallies and Hoppers. Focus on heavier seems and faster moving water where oxygen levels are highest.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing has been fishing good lately and is running cooler then a lot of our bigger streams. Oxygen levels are highest in the heavy seems and faster water which is where you want to focus your time. Water temps are still fairly high in the afternoon so get on the water early and off early. Hatches include Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMD’s and Hoppers.
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July 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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