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Friday, June 18, 2021

The Beaverhead River has been fishing well lately. Flows are currently high with an outflow from Clark Canyon Reservoir of 808cfs. We have been seeing the start of the PMD hatch on the Beaverhead. Nymphing has been the name of the game but look for the dry fly fishing to pick up soon. You will also find Yellow Sallies in the week ahead. Caddis are hatching during the evening, which has made for exciting dry fly fishing.

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#18 Split Case PMD
#16 Trigger Nymph (PMD
#16 Soft Hackle Sow Bug
#18 Mayhem Nymph
#16 PMD Comparadun
#18 Jig Frenchie

#16 Jig Lightning Bug
#12 Bloom’s Caddis
#16 Purple Haze
#16 Split Winged PMD

 Sunrise guide Cameron Williams with a great Beaverhead rainbow

Sunrise guide Cameron Williams with a great Beaverhead rainbow

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 Lodging Available June 20th - 27th Give us a call for reservations 406-835-3474

Lodging Available June 20th - 27th Give us a call for reservations 406-835-3474

Friday, June 18, 2021

The Big Hole River has been fishing very well lately. We have Salmonflies from just above Jerry Creek down to Divide Bridge. You will see Golden Stone’s, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies and Caddis hatching river wide. It is dry fly season and we have been enjoying it! We have been fishing double dry fly rigs or dry dropper rigs most of the day. Stone fly activity has been the best from Jerry Creek down to Maiden Rock. below Melrose you will find more fish keying into PMD’s and Yellow Sallies. We have had some good streamer fishing in the evening or early morning hours. Don’t be afraid to chuck a few streamers in the shallow riffles during the daytime.

 

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#4 Flutter Bug (Black/Orange)
#4 MFC Water Walker (Brown/Orange)
#6 Chubby Norman
#6 Pat’s Stone (Brown/Black)
#4 Deep Cleaner (Black/Brown)
#8 Chubby Chernobyl (Gold)
#12 Purple Haze

# 12 Jig Lightning Bug
#12 Jig Duracell
#12 Bloom’s Caddis
#6 Slider Bugger
#6 Sparring Partner (Brown/Yellow)

 Stoneflies on the Big Hole River

Stoneflies on the Big Hole River

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

The big bugs are here! We have Salmonflies from Glen all the way up into the Maiden Rock Canyon. Adult Salmonflies are blanketing the willows and they will start flying the next few days, which will make for some great dry fly fishing. Flows remain below average and we have past the peak flows for the spring. Water clarity is around 4 feet. You will want to find the fast water to search out the salmon fly activity. It is time to stop everything going on in your life and hit the Salmonflies on the Big Hole River.

 

#4 Cat Puke
#4 Flutter Bug
#4 Water Walker (Orange/Black)
#4 Pat’s Stone (Black) (Orange/Brown)
#6 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Orange) (Purple)
#4 Henry’s Fork Stone

#6 Deep Cleaner
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#12 Bloom’s Caddis

 Robert with a great Salmonfly eater this week

Robert with a great Salmonfly eater this week

 Dry Flies of choice this week

Dry Flies of choice this week

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We have the perfect rods for the Salmonfly Hatch. Stop in to find your next dream rod.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Summer is here and we all know what the month of June starts with, the anticipation of the Salmonfly hatch! Scorching hot temperatures the last few days has the river on the rise with about 2 -3 feet of visibility. Below average flows will make for a fishable Salmonfly hatch this year. We have not spotted any stoneflies yet but the hatch will start on the lower stretches below Melrose soon. When we spot the bugs we will let you know. We have been doing well on Salmonfly nymphs, caddis, and various mayfly jig head nymphs lately. Streamer colors of choice has been black or natural colors.

#4 Lil Kim Tan/Gold
#4 Sparring Partner (Black/Purple)
#4 Barely Legal (Yellow/Olive)
#4 Pat’s Stone (Orange/Brown)
#4 Slider Bugger (Black)
#6 Chubby Chernobyl (Orange)

#12 Purple Rooster
#12 Jig Blowtorch
#12 Jig Silver Lightning Bug
#12 Bloom’s Caddis
#14 Purple Haze

 The Upper Big Hole River

The Upper Big Hole River

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