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Conditions are perfect for the Salmonflies to pop but we have not seen any of the big bugs yet. We are looking every morning before we open the shop at the bridges and willows to see if we spot any Salmonfly shucks. The river is dropping and the clarity is about 3 feet with the perfect tea color tint that the Big Hole carries this time of year. We have been doing very well on the lower Big Hole with Salmonfly nymphs…hmmm that means they should hatch any day now. Get ready to race over here because the hatch is almost ready to pop. We will keep you up to date once we spot some Salmonflies. The entire Big Hole has been fishing very well on streamers and nymphs with the occasional big fish eating the dry fly. It should be a great Big Hole River Salmonfly hatch this year.
Flies: #10 Purple Haze #8 Chubby Chernobyl black/gold#10 Rocky Mountain Mint, #8 San Juan Worm; #4 Pat’s Stone orange/brown: #8 RL Stone; #6 J.J. Special #4 Coffey Bugger; #4 Bad Boy #4 Yellow Zonker