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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Big Hole River Fishing Report

Here we are in July and the Big Hole is over 4,000cfs. June was a rollercoaster month and we are looking forward to dropping flows on the Big Hole River. The river has crested from this last rain/snow event. It looks like the weather is going to dry out and the Big Hole will be in fantastic shape for the month of July. We have hatches of Golden Stone’s, PMD’s, Caddis, Drakes and Yellow Sallies. When conditions are right the dry fly fishing the next several days should be stellar. The streamer fisherman are excited having these high flows to chuck streamers. Look for the Big Hole to continue to drop and fishing to get very good from Maiden Rock down stream.

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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. Masks are required to be worn in the shop
  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

#8 Henry’s Fork Golden Stone

#4 Little Kim Copper
#6 Pat’s Stone
#6 Flash minnow
#8 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#10 Purple Craze

#12 Tilt Wing PMD
#12 Red Copper John
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#12 Bloom’s Caddis
#14 Purple Haze

 Sunrise guide Any Barkley with a 26 inch brown caught by our client.

Sunrise guide Any Barkley with a 26 inch brown caught by our client.

 Utilize our pick up window with your web order or store purchase.

Utilize our pick up window with your web order or store purchase.

 Simms Rip Rap Sandal Sale.

Simms Rip Rap Sandal Sale.

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

 Simms Headwaters Wading Boot Sale ! Shop our online store

Simms Headwaters Wading Boot Sale ! Shop our online store

 Simms Riprap Sandal Sale ! Shop our online store

Simms Riprap Sandal Sale ! Shop our online store

Monday, January 27, 2020

January Update – Simms Sale items – Spring Special

It is late January here on the Beaverhead River. The Beaverhead River is one of the few fisheries that you are able to fish year round. Since it is a tailwater fishery and has a spring fed influence it stays rather ice free on the upper reaches. Please remember the upper reaches are closed from Clark Canyon Dam down to Pipe Organ Bridge until the 3rd Saturday of May. Currently, you can fish from Pipe Organ Bridge down stream to Barretts park. As far as snowpack goes we are seeing an average winter so far. Clark Canyon Reservoir is currently 82 % full. The Outflow from Clark Canyon reservoir is 88 cfs and the inflow is 182 cfs. When spring runoff hits we might see a full reservoir this year. This all bodes well for a great season on the Beaverhead River.

It is time to start thinking about Spring fishing. We are running our very popular Spring Special again. Here is the link for information on the Spring Special.

We have many exciting sale products currently on our online Store. You can Find Simms Headwaters Boots – Felt 25% off.  Also we have in stock the Simms Rip Rap Sandal – Felt 30% off. Simms Guide jacket -Loden 20% off. Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody – River Camo 25% off

Click Here to visit our sales page on our online Store   Free Shipping on Orders over $75.00

Friends of ours at Big Sky Sotheby’s Realty currently has a great house for sale to land you in the fishing mecca of Dilllon, Montana. View the listing here 

 Simms guide Jacket 20% off

Simms guide Jacket 20% off

 Simms Headwaters boot Felt 25% off

Simms Headwaters boot Felt 25% off

 Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody 25% off

Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody 25% off

Monday, January 27, 2020

Mid Winter Update – Sale Items – Spring Special

It is late January here on the Big Hole River. The river is frozen over as it typically is in January. You will not find open water unless springs are entering the river or you have a high gradient zone. As far as snowpack goes we are seeing an average winter so far. The Big Hole watershed is at 97% of normal snowpack. So what does this mean for water levels this spring and summer? It is way too early to predict water levels for the 2020 season. It is not until late February and mid March that we will know more on snowpack. The next two months can be our wettest months of the year for snowpack.

It is time to start thinking about Spring fishing. We are running our very popular Spring Special again. Here is the link for information on the Spring Special.

We have many exciting sale products currently on our online Store. You can Find Simms Headwaters Boots – Felt 25% off.  Also we have in stock the Simms Rip Rap Sandal – Felt 30% off. Simms Guide jacket -Loden 20% off. Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody – River Camo 25% off

Click Here to visit our sales page on our online Store   Free Shipping on Orders over $75.00

Friends of ours at Big Sky Sotheby’s Realty currently has a great house for sale to land you in the fishing mecca of Dilllon, Montana. View the listing here 

Sale Items on our Online Store

Simms Rip Rap Sandal 30% off

Simms Headwaters Boot felt 25% off

Simms Guide Jacket Loden 20% off

Simms Rogue fleece Hoody 25% off

 Simms Guide Jacket Loden 20% off

Simms Guide Jacket Loden 20% off

 Simms Rip Rap Sandal Felt 30% off

Simms Rip Rap Sandal Felt 30% off

 Simms Headwaters Boot Felt Boot 25% off

Simms Headwaters Boot Felt Boot 25% off

 Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody 25% off

Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody 25% off

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