BEST TECHNIQUES – Nymphing and streamers. Some dry fly action to be had as well.
OUR TIPS OF THE WEEK –
Nymph rigs and streamers are working on the root.
Be sure to call the shop in Missoula to get up to the minute recommendations…Blackfoot River Outfitters 406-542-7411.
7 DAY OUTLOOK – With nights over 32 deg we’re starting to see elevated water levels. Look out for March Browns, BWO’s, Midges, and maybe some stoneflies.
Call us or stop by our fly shop at 3055 North Reserve Street in Missoula for specific locations or to pick up your bugs. Thanks and good fishing from the crew at:
Blackfoot River Outfitters — 406.542.7411.
Things are in good shape throughout the whole river!
Midges, BWO's, March Browns, Skwalas
DRIES - Griffith's Gnat #18-22; Purple Haze #16-20, bullethead skwala #10-12
NYMPHS- Prince, PTs, double bead stones, copper johns - tungsten is a good call on all.
STREAMERS - olive or natural zonker type pattern #6, sparkle minnow #6, olive or black bead head buggers #8
Water temperature at mid-day
Best time of day to fish
The whole river is fishable.
Best access point
Multiple fishing access points along the river.
Rainbows, browns, cutthroats, cutbows, and white fish.
All year, catch and release for trout in the winter.
Missoula international Airport (MSO)
Recommended fly fishing leader
From a boat - 7.5' 3x-4x. Wading step it up to 9'.
Recommended fly fishing tippet
3x top bug and 4x for second or 4x to 5x for smaller rigs
Best fly fishing rod
9 or 9'6" 5 or 6 weights for nymphing and dries - 7wt for streamers
Best floating fly line
4 wt. or 5 wt.
Best sinking fly line