Dry droppers have been working well.
We don’t recommend any fishing from the mouth of Rock Creek down to Sharon. There was a fatality in Clinton to Turah about a month ago and the water is still too high to be safe with the amount of new debris.
The lower CF, below Missoula, is fishing just okay and we do know that Kelly to Harpers is clear of debris.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL.
BEST TECHNIQUES – If you do make the trek to the upper river, remember to fish
Our tip of the week: small nymphs as if you were fishing a tailwater (which is essentially what you are doing). Lighter tippets in spite of the water clarity.
And be careful!!!!!!
OUR TIPS OF THE WEEK – There is some fishing to be had above Missoula but the sections are filled with debris and Turah down is impassable.
We have heard of some boats in below Missoula but reports are just okay with the water temps going up.
Summer weather is here and the rivers should continue to drop. If you do get out, go early! The water temps are on their way up. Fish may need more TLC when releasing, let’s be good to them!
7 DAY OUTLOOK – If you do get out, go early! The water temps are on their way up. Fish may need more TLC when releasing, let’s be good to them!
Call or email us for up to the minute updates at 406.542.7411 or if you are in the area stop in our fly shop and say hi at 3055 North Reserve Street in Missoula for all your Orvis gear and the right bugs.