Prime Fishing On the Big Hole

Summer dry fly fishing on the Big Hole River has been good lately. We have hatches of Golden Stones, PMD’s, Caddis, drakes and summer stones. Pick your dry fly hatch and run with it. The evenings or early morning dry fly action on golden stones has been fantastic this week. The nymph fisherman have been hanging fish all day in the fast shallow riffles and are having opportunities in deeper seems. We have had good reports with the streamer anglers with J.J. Sparkle minnows, Lil’ Kim’s in olive and Mini Loop Sculpins in natural. Water flows are hovering just under 2,000 cfs here in Melrose. Our best fishing stretches have been from Jerry Creek down to Notch Bottom.

Recommend Flies:

  • Chubby Chernobyl #8 (Gold) (Purple) (UV Tan)
  • PMD Comparadun #16
  • Purple Craze #12, #14
  • Comparadun Purple #16
  • Brindle Chute #12
  • CDC Caddis #12
  • Bloom’s Caddis #14
  • Copper John Red #14
  • Lightning Bug Pearl #14
  • Pat’s Rubber Legs #8
  • Mini Loop Sculpin
  • J.J. Sparkle Minnow #4
  • Lil Kim #4 Olive/tan
  • Barely Legal Olive

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