Missoula Fly Fishing Report

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Bitterroot River

Fly Fishing the  Bitterroot River has been pretty good lately, with some decent dry fly fishing. Flows are still way above average, making wading a bit tougher. Focus on the upper stretches or the Forks if you’re wading. The upper, Middle and lower stretches have all been good for the float fisherman. Hoppers and waning PMD’s are what we’re seeing, with a little Spruce Moth action here or there. The Rusty Spinners are not strong, but we’re seeing them at dawn and dusk, so have them with you.  Be ready for the tricos- they’re being seen but hasn’t established yet. Lengthen that dropper a bit, as the water temps are coming up fast in the heat. Play your fish hard and fast, and release in the colder, midstream flows. Mice after dark and just before sunrise!
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River fly fishing continues to be solid, especially from a boat. Look for Golden Stone remnants, waning PMDS and a few Tan Caddis. Have your Spruce Moths with you- they’re sporadic but the fish will eat them if they’re on. Water temps are rising, which means the lower section should be fished early morning and late evening. Our go-to rigs start with a Hopper or Golden Stone dry, dropping a G-Kes, TH Duracell, Tung Jig PMD, CBD Nymph, Frenchie and Olive Hot Spot. As you fish later into the day, lengthen the dropper for more success.
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Clark Fork River

Fly Fishing the Clark Fork River remains good on the surface along the length of the river. Waning Golden Stones and PMD’s during the day, and caddis in the evening. We are starting to see some Tricos in the morning but not with the consistency we’ll see in a week. Hopper dropper and Golden Stone dry dropper has been our go-to rig. Inconsistent Rusty Spinner falls at dawn and dusk, so have them with you just in case. Droppers have been most consistent, with the G-Kes, TH Pink Hot Spot, Spanish Bullet, Tung PMD Jig and Pat’s Jig producing well. Water temps are coming up, so add some length to the dropper and respect the trout. Play them fast and release in the cooler, faster water. If you’re feeling it, a mouse after dark or big Golden at dawn for the nocturnal stones will move fish.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing has been good, with flows dropping and the wading access much easier. Look for waning PMD’s and Goldens during the day, with some good hopper fishing in the afternoon. Bring your Spruce Moths and tricos, just in case you run into them. Tan Caddis are strong producers if you’re on the river after dinner. Streamer fishing is still good with a Sparkle Minnow or Baby Gonga, and of course nymphing is a numbers game. Water temps are sneaking up on Rock Creek, so do the right thing and be firm with the fish to release them green.
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July Hatches

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river is a great option with flows dropping to a wade fish manageable level and should be great option for the rest of the season. Our guides have been on most of the stretches this last week from the top to the bottom. Hatches consist of PMD’s, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and Hoppers. There’s also some good caddis and PED hatches in the evening.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River has been consistent in the mornings and evenings with a midday lull on most days. Hopper dropper has been our go to with the dry working great in the morning and the dropper keeping you in action during the midday lull. We are starting to see a few Spruce Moths fluttering around but fish haven’t keyed in on them yet. The tube hatch is out in full force on the lower end so mornings and evenings are the time to be on the lower stretches.
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River dry fly fishing has been great in the morning and evening with a slow period midday. Hatches of PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, Goldens, Hoppers, PED’s and Caddis. Hopper dropper has been our go to rig but keep your eye out in the morning for fish sipping PMD’s.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing continues to produce some great fishing with the lower then average water temps for this time of year and higher then average flow. Rock Creek is a good level for wade fisherman and should continue to fish well for the rest of the season. Hatches consist of Yellow Sallies, Spruce Moths, Hoppers, PMD’s and still a few Golden Stones around.
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July Hatches

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing has been good lately with some decent dry fly fishing. Flows are still above average which makes wading a bit tougher. Focus on the upper stretches if you are a wade fisherman. The upper, Middle and lower stretches have all been good for the float fisherman. Hoppers, Goldens, Yellow Sallies and PMD’s have been hatching fairly consistent. We’ve primarily been fishing Golden Stone dries and droppers like Tung Jig PMD, G-Kes, Golden Spot Jig, OG Hot Spot Jig and MAngler Jig Stones. Few fish eating PMD’s on top and some decent caddis hatches in the evenings.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River fly fishing been a solid option lately. Hatches consist of Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMD’s, Hoppers and Caddis in the evenings. The tube hatch is out in full force and should continue with the upcoming hot days in the forecast. Which means the lower section should be fished early morning and late evening. Our go to rigs are either a Hopper or Golden Stone dry with droppers like G-Kes, TH Duracell, Tung Jig PMD, CBD Nymph, Frenchie and Olive Hot Spot.
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River fly fishing continues to fish good on top on the lower to the upper stretches and should continue to fish great throughout the summer. Golden Stones, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, Hoppers and caddis in the evening is the main game. We are starting to see some Tricos in the morning show up but nothing consistent yet. Hopper dropper and Golden Stone dry dropper has been our go to rig. Droppers have been most consistent like G-Kes, TH Pink Hot Spot, Spanish Bullet, Tung PMD Jig and Pat’s Jig.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing has been good lately with flows finally dropping into a more wade fish manageable level. The upper stretches are smaller and easier to wade with the amount of water pushing through. The main hatches right now are PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones and Hoppers. Streamer fishing has been consistent and nymphing is a numbers game. Rock Creek should fish great all summer with cool water and higher then average flows.
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July Hatches

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing continues to produce as water levels are dropping in to a good range. Still a little high for the wade fisherman on the main river but the upper stretches are where you want to focus your time for wading. The lower, middle and upper have produced well for our boats this week. Hatches consist of Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMD’s and Hoppers.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River fly fishing has been great lately with a mix of hatches like Hopper’s, Golden Stones, PMD’s and Yellow Sallies. Flows are still above average but dropping quickly. Fish are starting to move into their summer lies in the heavier runs and faster outsides.
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River fly fishing has picked up in the last week with some great dry fly fishing from top to bottom. PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones and Hoppers are all on the menu as of late. Flows are still well above average but clarity is good and fish are happy.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing is still well above average which is making wade fishing tougher then usual. Focus on the upper stretches for more manageable wade fishing as the water is smaller up top. For hatches, focus on PMD’s, Golden Stones and Yellow Sallies.
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July Hatches

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing has been good lately with hatches that consist of PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones and a few Hoppers starting to show up. The flows are still above average which makes the wade fishing a bit tougher but there is still plenty of good wade opportunities on the upper stretches and the West and East Fork. Our boats have mostly been on the middle to upper stretches and a few on the lower too. The Bitterroot should continue to fish better and better each day as the flows drop.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River fly fishing has been great lately with a smorgasbord board of hatches including PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones, Hoppers and some great evening Caddis hatches. Flows are still a little bit above average but clarity is good and should continue to fish well through July. Streamer fishing has been productive early to mid morning and some great dry fly fishing throughout the day.
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River fly fishing is picking up throughout the system. Our Missoula fly fishing guides have started fishing dries this week and we’ve been hearing some great reports from them. PMD’s, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, Hoppers and Caddis in the evening has been the name of the game. With flows dropping and water clearing, the Clark Fork should be a great option for the rest of July.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing is a great option this time of year but flows are still twice the average which is making wade fishing a little tougher. The upper stretches have less water and more wade friendly but the lower end is still a good option. Focus on Golden Stones, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies and Hoppers. Rock Creek should be a great option for the rest of the summer with the higher then average flows.
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July Hatches

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing continues to be decent even with higher then average flows. The middle and upper end has been the most consistent and the lower is coming around. Golden Stones, Green Drakes, Yellow Sallies and PMD’s are all on the menu. This week the weather forecast is calling for mixed days of clouds and bright sun. Focus on Mayflies on the cloudy days like Green Drakes and PMD’s, and Stoneflies like Goldens and Sallies in the sun. The water levels are dropping day by day and should continue to fish well.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River fly fishing continues to produce all day for the dry fly anglers. Streamer fishing has been great and should continue to produce big fish for the near future. There are still some big Salmon Flies hatching on the upper stretches and Golden Stones throughout the system. Green Drakes and PMD’s should pop too with the clouds in the upcoming weather forecast. There has also been some great Caddis hatches in the evening. The tuber hatch is starting to pop on the lower end but with the higher then average flows and cool water has kept them at bay.
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River fly fishing is starting to turn the corner on the upper stretches and we expect the lower to start fishing by end of the week. Golden Stones, Green Drakes, Yellow Sallies and PMD’s are all hatching right now.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing has been great lately. The flows are still high but is starting to be at a manageable level for wade fisherman. Hatches consist of Golden Stones and Yellow Sallies in the sun, and Green Drakes and PMD’s in the clouds. Water temperatures are looking great and should continue to fish great all summer at this rate.
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June Hatches

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