Big Hole River Salmonfly Hatch Update

The Big Hole River Salmonfly Hatch has started below Melrose. We have seen adult Salmonflies from Glen up to Melrose. Flows have slightly bumped due to rain which made for tough fishing yesterday. As of this morning the river is running with 3 feet of visibility and all signs point to a fishable river today. We think the heavy rain is behind us but we don’t know for sure. Once the river drops in flow we should get dry fly salmonfly activity below Melrose. The big bugs are out and we are ready to throw dry flies! We have not seen adult Salmonflies in the Maiden Rock Canyon yet, this should take a few days before the hatch moves into the canyon. Things change daily with this hatch so feel free to call for information.

Recommended Flies:

  • #4 Cat Puke
  • #4 Flutter Bug
  • #4 Double Stack Chernobyl Orange
  • #4 Pat’s Stone Orange/brown
  • #6 Sparkle Minnow J.J.
  • #6 Tungston Pancora
  • #4 Dungeon Yellow/Black

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