BRO’s Tips of the Week:
Rope up! As water temperatures rise be sure to size up your tippet to help quickly and safely land fish. 2X to 3X for larger dries, 4X for smaller dries, and 3X or 4X to the dropper. Don’t forget to bring your stream thermometer!
7 Day Outlook:
We are going to get a slight break from the heatwave as we head into the weekend. Temperatures expected in the mid to high-80’s and then jumping up to the low-90’s early next week. Be aware of fire conditions and restrictions- Missoula and Ravalli counties have enacted Stage 2 fire restrictions. Be aware of rising water temperatures. Get on the water early and get off early.
Our Recommendations for the Best Techniques and Patterns:
Not much has changed in the way of techniques for the past few weeks. Guides are running a Water Walker or Chubby in size #08-12 for your first fly. PMDs and Yellow Sallies are the go-to for your dropper. Frenchies, Yellow Spots, and Tung Jig PMDs in #14-16. Sally Quill Spanish Bullets, Jig MT Sallies, and BH Sallies #14-16. Look for risers later in the morning and switch to the dry fly rig once they are consistently feeding. Parachute PMDs, PMD Cripples, and Dime-Piece Spinners in #14-18 are all good to have in your box. Hoppers should be right around the corner!
Goings on at World Headquarters in Missoula:
Our new online store is just around the corner! Keep an eye out for information on the launch in the next week.
Call or email us for up to the minute updates at 406.542.7411 or if you are in the area stop in- WE HAVE MOVED TO OUR BRAND NEW LOCATION AT 275 N. RUSSELL STREET IN MISSOULA- for all your Orvis gear and the right bugs.