Robert Harp With a nice brown caught on a dry fly
Flies: #8 Rogue Stone #6 Chubby, #12 Purple Haze #4Pat’s Stone Orange/Brown #8 San Juan Worm, #12 Pearl Lightning Bug #12 Red Copper John Bellyache Minnoe Olive #8 Sparkle Minnow, #4 Yellow/Black Beldar; #4 Smoke N’ Mirrors #6 Yellow Zonker #10 #6 Bad Boy
Photo By Dan Armstrong Photography: Big Hole River Fly Shop
Flies: #4 Cat Puke #4 Fluttering Stone #4 Rogue Stone #6 Chubby, #12 Purple Haze #4Pat’s Stone Orange/Brown #8 San Juan Worm, #12 Pearl Lightning Bug #12 Red Copper John Bellyache Minnoe Olive #8 Sparkle Minnow, #4 Yellow/Black Beldar; #4 Smoke N’ Mirrors #6 Yellow Zonker #10 #6 Bad Boy
Hello everyone: As you may have noticed construction work on Silver Bridge located on the Big Hole River near Divide is beginning to be initiated by MDT and Anderson Construction. In order to stage equipment, the work bridge must be reinstalled over the river. Therefore a one day closure (Monday-June 22, 2015)of the Big Hole River is required for this installation. Please be advised that the River will be closed to all occupation from 1000 ft. upstream to 1000 ft. downstream of Silver Bridge starting at 8 AM to Midnight, June 22, 2015. Please see the attached notice.
We are still seeing a lot of the Big Bugs from Thompson’s Corner all the way into the Maiden Rock Canyon, and the dry fly fishing has been really good. Today the dry fly fishing remained very good even into the heat of the day. Golden Stones seemed to be working better in the afternoon hours.
Photo of Ryan Barba and an army of Salmonflies by Brett Seng
Early reports from today are that Salmonflies are flying between Maiden Rock and Brownes Bridge. From what we are hearing, it sounds like there are a lot of bugs in the air and that the fish are really starting to key in on them.
It is still in the early stage of the hatch, but we have seen a lot of shucks in the willows and saw a few of the Big Bugs flying. With the weather warming up over the next several days, Salmonflies should really be flying by this weekend. Most of the fish that we have caught over the last few days have still been on the Salmonfly nymph, but we are getting a few nice fish to come up and eat the dry. It really feels like the fish are starting to look up, and the fishing this weekend should be great.