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Doug Barba With a nice Big Hole River Grayling!
It has been a wild June in Southwest Montana, record high water, and huge trout due to the amount of earth worms in the water system. We are looking forward to the best water flows we have seen in many years for August and September on all Southwest Montana Rivers. Happy 4th of July and hope everyone is having a safe weekend. We kick off the week with a dropping Big Hole River. The river is finally below 6000cfs at Melrose. We have Salmonflies still around, Golden Stone, Yellow Sallies, Green Drakes and Caddis. You will find the best dry fly fishing on the Big Hole River from Mudd Creek to Divide. Below Divide it has been a subsurface deal until we get some lower water. I think this week we could see the lower river fishing better on dries as it drops. Our early morning fishing on dries on the upper river has been stellar right now.
If you all are on the river please look for a lost rod. One of our clients lost a rod and reel. It was last seen on the bank in front of the bright orange looking cabin below the old Dickey Bridge (that was taken down this spring). Please contact us if found or stop by the shop. The rod has the owners name printed on it. We appreciate your help on finding this item.