BRO’s Tips of the Week:
As water temperatures drop, trout will favor holding lies that require them to expend less energy. Soft seams, drop offs, and pools offer great cover, access to food, and a break from the current. Target fish in these areas for a more productive day on the water.
7 Day Outlook:
Highs In the mid 50’s expected through the weekend for the Hamilton area. Not much rain is expected for the weekend, but it is expected to be cold and rainy all next week.
Our Recommendations for the Best Techniques and Patterns:
BWO’s and Mahoganies are still kicking around on the Bitterroot. Sparkle Duns, Parachute PTs and Brindlechutes in #14-16 for the Mahoganies. Parachute BWOs and Christiansen’s Adult BWO in #18-20 for the Blue Wings. Streamer fishing has been productive. Stick to smaller streamers with the low clear water in the Bitterroot right now. If you’re fishing articulated flies, go for the “mini” version. Otherwise, the usual fare has been good: Sparkle Minnows, Wooly Buggers, Kreelexs, and Jigged Sparkle Yummys. Nymphing is going to become more and more productive as water temperatures drop. Perdigons, Spanish Bullets, Lightning Bugs, and Pheasant Tails #14-18. Girdlebugs, TJs and San Juans are also a good bet.
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