Missoula Fly Fishing Report

Missoula Fly Fishing Report 6/18

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

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river is on the rise after the recent rain and might be tough fishing today. With the extended weather forecast, we expect flows to level back off and good fishing to follow. There has been Salmon Flies on the upper stretches and Golden Stones throughout the system. Green Drakes are starting to show up on the cloudy days too.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River fly fishing has been pretty good lately. Before the cloudy/rainy weather we were seeing Salmon Flies starting to hatch and the fish ate the dries pretty good regardless of the weather the last few days. The weather forecast is looking good for more active Salmon Flies and more willing fish. The streamer fishing has been great with a lot of big fish eating closer to the banks in the cloudy weather.
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River is starting to come around with fair clarity but the river is on the rise right now and should be your last option for fly fishing Missoula area streams. Should be in much better condition by the end of this week and into next week.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing has been great lately with Salmon Flies, Golden Stones and Green Drakes hatching. With the recent rain, the flows are bumping and should slow things down today. Look for the flows to level off in the next few days and dry fly fishing will continue to produce. Focus on nymphs and streamers until things level off.
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June Hatches

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Missoula Fly Fishing Report

Missoula Fishing Report 6/14

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing is starting to pick up and water is dropping and clearing up. Still a lot of water and not much for hatches on the main river the last few days. With the water temps warming up, the bugs should come soon. We have been seeing a few Yellow Sallies and Goldens on the mainstem and Salmon Flies on the upper reaches and in to the forks. We may see some Green Drakes with the cloudy weather in the next few days. Nymphing and streamers in the inside seems is what we have been focusing on for the most part. Lots of stonefly nymphs moving around, so use stonefly nymph patterns as your point fly while nymphing and switch up droppers until you find one they like on that particular day.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River fly fishing is still not great yet due to clarity, but that is changing quickly and should be game on any day for dry fly fishing. Salmon Flies have shown up and there’s a few fish eating them on top. Clarity while not great, is still very fishable especially for streamers. Streamer fishing has remained consistent throughout the week and should continue to be productive. The fish are starting to look up for Salmon Flies but with the clouds on the way, it may slow the hatch down a bit.
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River fly fishing is not good and should be your last option. Clark Fork is always the last river to come around. Might be fishable by end of next week or week after. We will keep you posted.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing has been good lately with lots of Salmon flies river wide. There’s also a few Golden Stones kicking around and expect to see some Green Drakes kick around with the clouds in the upcoming weather forecast. Rock Creek should continue to fish good and is one of the best times to hit the Creek with some great Stonefly hatches.
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June 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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Missoula Fly Fishing Report

Missoula Fishing Report 6/12

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing is starting to pick up and water is dropping and clearing up. Still a lot of water and not much for hatches on the main river the last few days. With the water temps warming up, the bugs should come soon. Nymphing and streamers in the inside seems is what we have been focusing on for the most part. Lots of stonefly nymphs moving around, so use stonefly nymph patterns as your point fly while nymphing and switch up droppers until you find one they like on that particular day.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River fly fishing is still slow due to clarity but good fishing is right around the corner. No bugs as of yet but nymphing inside seems and chucking streamers close to the bank is the main game. Look for that soft water. The Blackfoot is steadily dropping and should be game on by next week, depending on rainfall this week.
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River fly fishing is not good and should be your last option. Clark Fork is always the last river to come around. Might be fishable by end of next week or week after. We will keep you posted,
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing has been good lately with lots of Salmon flies river wide. There’s also a few Golden Stones kicking around and expect to see some Green Drakes kick around with the clouds in the upcoming weather forecast. Rock Creek should continue to fish good and is one of the best times to hit the Creek with some great Stonefly hatches.
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June 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.

Fish Species

Missoula Fishing Report 6/3

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river is starting to come back down after runoff and should continue to drop as long as we don’t see to much rain in the next few weeks. With the cooler temps coming upcoming weather forecast, things should be fishing better day by day. Water is still high and caution is a must but those who venture out should have some success this week on the upper stretches of the river. Some Salmon flies starting to pop and we expect to start seeing some Green Drakes hatching with the cloudy weather on its way.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River is also starting to come back down and should clear up a little with the cooler weather on the way. We will see how much rain we get though. Not a great option right now but keep an eye on reports and flows. Green water is right around the corner!
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River is not a good option right now. The upper stretches are coming around but the rest of the Clark is still a few weeks out at least.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing is starting to pick up and flows are dropping quickly in the last few days. Still pretty big but still one of your best options around Missoula. Salmon flies are starting to show up at the bottom but with the cool weather coming, don’t expect them to move as quick up the stream like many other years. We expect to see some Green Drakes hatching if the weather forecast holds true.
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June 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.

Fish Species

Missoula Fly Fishing Report

Missoula Fly Fishing Report 4/21

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Our Missoula fly shop is still open for call in or email orders. Give us a call and we will get your order ready to go ASAP. Click here for a menu that highlights the current hot flies that we have in stock or check out our online store to order here.

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Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing has been really good over the last week with cooler night temps and mild days. With the warmer weather trend coming up, we will start to see the flows bump which will effect the dry fly fishing. Still one of your best options for Missoula fly fishing but keep your expectations in check. Hopefully we get one more cool down and another window to fish before the rivers really start to blow.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River is starting to rise after a few warm days but clarity is still decent. Streamers are the main game right now fishing soft edges, inside seems and any soft water you can find. Nymphing inside seems is also a good strategy this time of year.
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River is on its way up right now and should continue to rise and get muddy for at least this week depending on weather. Still fishable today and maybe tomorrow but ClarkFork fishing will go down hill quickly with the warmer weather.
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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing has been really good for the last few weeks but a push of water is coming and that will turn the fishing off a bit. Often bumps in Rock Creek don’t effect it as much as other fisheries but this will be a significant bump and it should cause the dry fly fishing to take a backseat. Nymphs and streamers are the way to go up here for at least the next few days.
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Spring 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.

Fish Species

Missoula Fly Fishing Report

Missoula Fly Fishing Report 4/18

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Enjoy and Good Luck!

Our Missoula fly shop is still open for call in or email orders. Give us a call and we will get your order ready to go ASAP. Click here for a menu that highlights the current hot flies that we have in stock or check out our online store to order here.

The Governor is encouraging outdoor recreation at this point in time. Fly fishing is a great way to get away from the crowds and enjoy the fresh Montana air.

Bitterroot River

The Bitterroot river fly fishing has been good the last few days with stable flows and good water temps. There has been a variety of bugs out that includes Skwala, March Brown, BWO and Nemoura. The weather has stayed mild with some cooler nights and the forecast is calling for the same for the weekend and the coming week. The fishing on the Bitterroot should continue to be really good. We could see some bumps in the flow coming but nothing that should keep you home. The dry fly fishing should continue to produce. May is right around the corner and so is runoff, so get out while it’s still fishing. The weather forecast is calling for clouds today and tomorrow so make sure you have March Brown’s and BWO’s with you like Parachute Pheasant Tail and Parachute Hare’s Ear for the March Browns, and Comparaduns, Hi-Vis BWO and small Olive Parachute Hare’s Ear for the Blue Winged Olives.
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Blackfoot River

The Blackfoot River is starting to clear up nicely after the recent bump in flows and clarity is good to go. We floated the Blackfoot yesterday and saw lots of March Browns and even a few fish eating them. Still a better streamer game then anything right now and should continue to be a good streamer option for the coming week if the weather forecast holds true. Hovering around that 45 degree mark, this is a great temperature to pull out some very nice fish out of the Blackfoot river. Still focus on slower water, inside seems and soft edges. Lighter colored streamers have been the ticket for us up here lately.
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Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork River fly fishing is kicking back into gear and we have had some decent dry fly action in the afternoon. Flows should stay somewhat stable with the extended weather forecast in mind. We have been seeing March Brown’s, Skwala’s and BWO’s out on the Clark Fork and fish are taking notice. Streamers have been productive and of course nymphing is a numbers game. Keep an eye out on these cloudy days for March Brown’s and BWO’s for the next few days and more Skwala’s to come in the sun. Make sure you have a few March Brown patterns like Parachute Pheasant Tail and Parachute Hare’s ear. Rogue Skwala, Plan B and Rastaman have been effective too.


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Rock Creek

Rock Creek fly fishing has been really good lately and should continue to fish well. We have heard great reports from the bottom stretches all the way to the top of the Creek. March Brown’s and Skwala’s are the dries of choice. Streamers and nymphs are great options this time of year. For Skwala dries, the Rogue and Rastaman are hard to beat on Rock Creek this time of year but be sure to have some bigger mayfly attractor patterns like Parachute Adams and Purple Hazes in your box. Kreelex and Sparkle Minnow are the streamers of choice. For nymphs try 20 Inchers, Double Bead Stone, Pats Rubber Legs, Hot Spot Ptails, G-Kes and Egg patterns
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Spring 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.

Fish Species