BEST TECHNIQUES – As many of the better bows and cuts are thinking about the spawn, we would start with the double nymph rig (A Hot Bead San Juan with an additional nymph dropper, choose your favorite). Typically they will stack up just below the riffles in the head of the deeper runs but don’t count out the dead/back waters. Dry fly fishing is getting better by the day with great reports of skwala and March brown hatches and fish looking up for them. If your confidence is low fish the dry dropper for insurance.
TIPS OF THE WEEK – Under the clouds expect some dry fly activity this week. Start the day with a nymph rig or long dropper with the worm but pay attention to what’s happening on the water. As soon as we see BWO’s or March browns popping we’ll swap up to a double dry or at least a pt or even a lightning bug dropper.
7 DAY OUTLOOK – The Rock is quite high for this time of year – even floatable. Waders should focus their attention on the upper reaches where it isn’t as pushy. Dry fly action will continue to break out unless the flows jump again (not likely for a few days anyway).
For up to the minute reports, please call our Missoula fly shop at 406.542.7411.
Good luck from the team at Blackfoot River Outfitters and Flint Creek Outdoors! FCO in Pburg is back on for the season – open every day. Be sure to stop in to meet Terra and for your Orvis gear and the best fly selection in the region.
The BRO and FCO Team wishes you all Great Fishing!
John, Terri, Matthew, Fred, Matt, Terra and Bruce