The Bitterroot has improved a lot over the last week and is fishing well. Few Salmon flies up top but Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies in the sun and PMD’s and especially Green Drakes in the clouds. Most of our reports have been on the upper stretches although the mid section is fishing decent as well. For dries try Demoes Golden, Morningwood Golden, Double Dutch Bug, Carnage Green Drake, Comparadun PMD and the Film Critic. For nymphs try the G-Kes, Jiggin Stone, Yellow Resin Wing, Pilva or many of the other 200 different styles of Jig Nymphs we in stock.
The Blackfoot is dropping and in great shape. There has been bugs all over including Salmon Flies, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and Green Drakes. This is a great time of year to hit the Blackfoot and should keep you busy with dry flies action all day. The Salmon Flies are on the mid to upper stretches and Golden stones everywhere. With the clouds this week, be ready for some great Green Drake hatches. Our dries of choice the last few days have been the Super G, Rastaman, PK Stones, Bullethead Salmon Flies and Golden. The streamer fishing has been great too if you are into throwing big flies. If
the dry fly fishing slows midday then throw on droppers off the dry like G-Kes, cream ptail jig, Jiggin Stones, Hot Pheasant Jig, Bullets, Pats Rubber Legs and DB Stones.
Clark Fork River
The Clark Fork is also coming into good shape and plenty of bugs to keep you and the fish busy all day. We have been seeing some Salmon Flies, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and many Green Drakes in the clouds. Another great option around Missoula and should continue to fish well here on out. Streamer fishing and nymphing is also a great option but we have been busy on dries all day long. When the dry fly fishing slows midday then throw on droppers off the dry like G-Kes, cream ptail jig, Jiggin Stones, Hot Pheasant Jig, Bullets, Pats Rubber Legs and DB Stones.
Rock Creek is one of your best options right now along with dozens of other tributaries in the Missoula area for wading or floating if you are a confident rower. Salmon Flies are all over the upper creek and Golden Stones showing up as well throughout the creek. Green Drakes have been great on the cloudy days. Most days there is no need to go subsurface unless you want to. Dries all day long is the game, Stones in the sun and Green Drakes in the clouds.