BRO’s Tips of the Week:
***A hoot owl on Upper Clark Fork – From the confluence of Rock Creek near Clinton upstream to the confluence with Warm Springs Creek***
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. This is a great time to target bass and pike on the Clark Fork. Don’t forget to bring your stream thermometer!
7 Day Outlook:
Finally a bit of rain! We got a (very brief) thunderstorm yesterday in Missoula and we expect a small dip in temperature as we head into the weekend. Mid to high-80’s for the rest of the week and then back to highs in the low-90’s through the weekend and early next week. Be aware of fire conditions and restrictions- Missoula County has enacted Stage 2 fire restrictions. Be aware of water temperatures. Get on and off the water early.
Our Recommendations for the Best Techniques and Patterns:
Same old same. Chubby in size #08-12 with a yellow sally or PMD nymph dropper. Water Walks (especially with the yellow foam) have been good too and can float a substantial nymph. Sally Quill Spanish bullets, Jig MT Sallies, Jig Napoleons (Yellow), Frenchies, and Tung Jig PMDs in #14-16 have all been productive. Keep the dry fly rod ready with PMDs and Yellow Sallies. Parachute PMDs, PMD Cripples and Dime-Piece Spinners in #14-16. Goldie Hawns, Knobbler Sallies, and Para Sallies in #14-16.
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.