7 DAY OUTLOOK – Nice stable weather coming up so the fishing should stay consistent.
OUR TIPS OF THE WEEK –
- Fish are more site-specific on the Clark Fork- particularly the lower. If you are not getting them- move on. If you get into to ’em- stick around
- Keep those droppers DEEP. We added some depth recently and it changed the game
BEST TECHNIQUES –
Call or email us for up to the minute updates at 406.542.7411 or if you are in the area- WE HAVE MOVED TO OUR BRAND NEW LOCATION AT 275 N. RUSSELL STREET IN MISSOULA- for all your Orvis gear and the right bugs.
Dropping and clearing
Hoppers and other terrestrials
NYMPHS - Spanish bullet #14-16, yellow spot p-tail jig #14-16,
DRIES - More-or-Less Hopper #10-12, Donkey Kong #10-12, Gold Chubby #8-12 depending on dropper weight
STREAMERS - Sparkle Minnow #6 in Olive; Zonkers #6, 8 in Natural, Olive, or Yellow; Kreelex Fly #6 in Copper/Gold, Gold/Silver, or Purple/Silver.
Don't forget a few big pike flies and metal leader.
2110 below missoula
Water temperature at mid-day
low and clear
Best time of day to fish
Below confluence with Bitterroot until upper comes into shape.
Best access point
multiple access points all along the river
Rainbows, cut throats, cut-bows, browns, and white fish.
Fishing season is open year round, while the winter is catch and release for trout.
Missoula International Airport
Recommended fly fishing leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet
2x to the first bug 3x to the second unless going small then drop down one size.