Sunday, June 14, 2020

Big Hole River Salmonfly Hatch Update

The Big Hole has been fishing fantastic lately. The Salmonfly hatch has not let us down one bit. Some of the best dry fly fishing of the year has been had lately depending on the time of day and the stretch of river that you are on. You will find Salmonflies and golden stones hatching below East Bank and all the way down into the Maiden Rock Canyon. We also have PMD’s and caddis hatching throughout the day. Streamers have also been good in the evening hours. Looks like we are getting moisture early this week and then some drier weather later in the week. The river is currently at a stable flow and visibility is around 4 feet.

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In accordance with the directives of both the State of Montana and Silver Bow County, below are the rules for entering the fly shop

  1. No customers with COVID-19 symptoms may enter the fly shop
  2. Only 3 customers may be in the fly shop at one time
  3. Mandatory to practice 6-foot social distancing guidelines while in the fly shop
  4. All customers must sanitize their hands using our provided sanitizer before entering the shop
  5. Before touching any flies, please get a pair of rubber gloves from an employee
  6. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  7. Please wear a facial mask
  8. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  9. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase
  10. Credit Card only Purchases.

We have a Pick-Up window for customers that would prefer doing take-out orders

Thank you for your cooperation. Together, we will make it through these difficult times

#Fluttering Stone
#4 Cat Puke Salmonfly
#6 Chubby Norman
#8 Chubby Peanut
#6 Water Walker (Salmonfly)
#8 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#14 Bloom’s Caddis

#12 Purple Rooster
#12 Red Copper John
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#12 Bloom’s Caddis
#10 Purple Haze

 Great Fish caught on a Salmonfly this week with Sunrise Fly Shop Big Hole guide Lee Coyle

Great Fish caught on a Salmonfly this week with Sunrise Fly Shop Big Hole guide Lee Coyle

 Only 15 of 25 raffle tickets left for this awesome set up. Call 406-835-3474 for your raffle ticket

Only 15 of 25 raffle tickets left for this awesome set up. Call 406-835-3474 for your raffle ticket

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Patagonia Cool Cap kids shirts in stock on our web-store

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Big Hole River Fishing Report

The Salmonfly Hatch has started below Melrose. Our guides had some of the best fishing of their careers yesterday below Melrose. I’m sure everyone has heard the saying, “should have been here yesterday.” Don’t worry if you weren’t you haven’t missed the hatch above Melrose. We have spotted the Salmonflies below Melrose but stretches above Melrose have not had adult Salmonflies yet. With this cooler weather and increase in river flows the hatch will take a pause until our next warm up. Looks like mid to late week it will be game on! Salmonfly nymphs are staged up near the banks in the Maiden Rock canyon waiting to hatch. You will want to be here in the next 10 days to enjoy the Salmonfly hatch.

COVID-19 Phase 2 Social Distancing and Sanitization Shop Regulations

In accordance with the directives of both the State of Montana and Silver Bow County, below are the rules for entering the fly shop

  1. No customers with COVID-19 symptoms may enter the fly shop
  2. Only 3 customers may be in the fly shop at one time
  3. Mandatory to practice 6-foot social distancing guidelines while in the fly shop
  4. All customers must sanitize their hands using our provided sanitizer before entering the shop
  5. Before touching any flies, please get a pair of rubber gloves from an employee
  6. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  7. Please wear a facial mask
  8. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  9. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase
  10. Credit Card only Purchases.

We have a Pick-Up window for customers that would prefer doing take-out orders

Thank you for your cooperation. Together, we will make it through these difficult times

#Flutter Bug
#Rogue Salmonfly
#6 Chubby Norman
#4 Pat’s Stone (Orange/Brown)
#6 Yuk Bug
#8 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#4 Water Walker

#8 Chubby Peanut
#6 Henry’s Fork Stone

 Sunrise Guide Andy Barkley with a nice one from a few days ago

Sunrise Guide Andy Barkley with a nice one from a few days ago

 Trout are keyed into the Salmonfly nymphs in the Maiden Rock Canyon

Trout are keyed into the Salmonfly nymphs in the Maiden Rock Canyon

 Essentail Gear Raffle #11 Winston Alpha + 6 weight | Abel Vaya 5/6 | Simms Nippers | Call to purchase your slots 406-835-3474

Essentail Gear Raffle #11 Winston Alpha + 6 weight | Abel Vaya 5/6 | Simms Nippers | Call to purchase your slots 406-835-3474

 Plenty of Salmonflies to choose from online

Plenty of Salmonflies to choose from online

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Flows out of Clark Canyon Reservoir are currently on the drop. The outflow this morning is 672 cfs. We have had good fishing from Buffalo bridge down stream. Our best tactic has been nymphs and streamers. Nymphs of choice have been sow bugs, scuds and some small olive may fly nymphs. Streamers of choice have been colors in the olive or black zone. We haven’t seen much for hatches yet on the upper end of the Beaverhead River. Fish are healthy and we have been catching many in the size range of 18 inches – 22 inches so far this season.

COVID-19 Phase 2 Social Distancing and Sanitization Shop Regulations

In accordance with the directives of both the State of Montana and Silver Bow County, below are the rules for entering the fly shop

  1. No customers with COVID-19 symptoms may enter the fly shop
  2. Only 3 customers may be in the fly shop at one time
  3. Mandatory to practice 6-foot social distancing guidelines while in the fly shop
  4. All customers must sanitize their hands using our provided sanitizer before entering the shop
  5. Before touching any flies, please get a pair of rubber gloves from an employee
  6. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  7. Please wear a facial mask
  8. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  9. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase
  10. Credit Card only Purchases.

We have a Pick-Up window for customers that would prefer doing take-out orders

Thank you for your cooperation. Together, we will make it through these difficult times

#4 Smokin’ Mirrors
#4 Sparkle Minnow
#4 Little Kim Copper
#18 Soft Hackle Ray Charles
#16 Scud (Olive) (Tan)
#12 San Juan Worm (Brown)
#12 San Juan Worm (Tan)

 

 Sunrise Fly Shop Beaverhead River Guide Lee Coyle with a great catch recently

Sunrise Fly Shop Beaverhead River Guide Lee Coyle with a great catch recently

 Essential Gear Raffle #11 Winston Alpha + 6 weight | Abel Vaya Reel | Simms Nippers

Essential Gear Raffle #11 Winston Alpha + 6 weight | Abel Vaya Reel | Simms Nippers

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

We have seen peak flows on the Big Hole River this week from runoff. So what does that mean? Salmonflies will be here soon, in fact any day now we will see the big bugs below Melrose. Flows have dropped below 5,000cfs at the Melrose gauge. Once the Melrose gauge gets below 4,000cfs your typical willow lines and banks will be fishable. Water temperatures are right in line for the salmonfly nymphs to be moving near the banks. We have been out the last few days below Melrose and we are picking up fish on salmonfly nymphs. Any day now we will be throwing massive foam flies into the willows and banks expecting explosive eats on the surface. Once the hatch starts we will let you know. Streamers and nymphs are the name of the game right.

2020 Salmonfly Fest has been canceled due to the risk of Covid-19. We are going to be having some great raffle items to help celebrate the annual event. Stay tuned for raffle items coming this week announced on instagram and on our fishing reports page.

COVID-19 Phase 2 Social Distancing and Sanitization Shop Regulations

In accordance with the directives of both the State of Montana and Silver Bow County, below are the rules for entering the fly shop

  1. No customers with COVID-19 symptoms may enter the fly shop
  2. Only 3 customers may be in the fly shop at one time
  3. Mandatory to practice 6-foot social distancing guidelines while in the fly shop
  4. All customers must sanitize their hands using our provided sanitizer before entering the shop
  5. Before touching any flies, please get a pair of rubber gloves from an employee
  6. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  7. Please wear a facial mask
  8. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  9. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase
  10. Credit Card only Purchases.

We have a Pick-Up window for customers that would prefer doing take-out orders

Thank you for your cooperation. Together, we will make it through these difficult times

#4 Smokin’ Mirrors
#4 Sparkle Minnow
#4 Little Kim Copper
#4 Pat’s Stone (Orange/Brown) (Black)
#6 Flash minnow
#8 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#12 X Caddis

#12 Purple Rooster
#12 Red Copper John
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#12 Bloom’s Caddis
#14 Purple Haze
#1 Dungeon (Yellow) (Black/Purple)

 Plenty of Salmonflies in Stock. Order online or stop in for your next purchase

Plenty of Salmonflies in Stock. Order online or stop in for your next purchase

 Summer is here and it is time to go fishing

Summer is here and it is time to go fishing

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