Monday, August 17, 2020

The Beaverhead has been fishing well recently for us. We have moved into Crane Fly season and hopper season. You will find great cranefly fishing in the early morning hours and during the days that are overcast. Make sure you get tight to the banks and give them a twitch and you should be awarded with an explosive eat. The outflow below Clark Canyon Reservoir is 520cfs and steady right now. You will also find trico’s hatching up in the slick near the dam. You can have fun stalking large fish rise in the mornings to trico’s.

“Hoot-Owl” restrictions prohibit fishing during the hottest times of the day. A hoot-owl restriction prohibiting fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight. the Hoot-owl restriction is currently in effect in the below locations on the Beaverhead River.

-The lower Beaverhead River from Anderson Lane to the Jefferson River.

The section that is open to all day fishing with no restrictions is from the Dam down to Anderson Lane fishing access site. If you need clarification of this location please call the shop 406-412-3463.

Please purchase your Fishing Licenses online. Click Here to purchase

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. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  6. Masks are required to be worn in the shop
  7. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  8. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase 

Check out our web store for the latest hopper patterns and gear. We have the new Thunder Thigh hopper,  Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock and many items from Abel, Winston, Scott Fly Rods and Patagonia.

#10 Juicy Bug
#8 Fat Albert
#4 Little Kim Copper
#18 Trico Spinner
#18 Comparadun Trico
#10 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#10 Thunder Thigh Hopper

#10 Morrish Hopper
#14 Spanish Bullet
#16 Hot Bead Frenchie
#12 Bloom’s Caddis
#14 Purple Haze

 Abel Vaya 5/6 Northern Lights Fade in stock on our web-store

Abel Vaya 5/6 Northern Lights Fade in stock on our web-store

 Browse our hopper patterns on our web-store

Browse our hopper patterns on our web-store

 Tropic Comfort Hoodies in stock on our web-store

Tropic Comfort Hoodies in stock on our web-store

Monday, August 17, 2020

It is terrestrial season on the Big Hole River.  We are having some Spruce Moth activity from Jerry Creek down to Divide. Trico’s have picked up in the mornings and hopper activity has kept our rods bent in the afternoons. Ant patterns are also working well in the afternoon. We are also throwing streamers in the morning hours with success in the deeper pools and shallow riffles.

The recent heat wave has the Big Hole on “Hoot-Owl” restrictions on certain sections of the River. Read in detail below to find out where the “Hoot-Owl” closures are located.

“Hoot-Owl” restrictions prohibit fishing during the hottest times of the day. A hoot-owl restriction prohibiting fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight. the Hoot-owl restriction is currently in effect in the below locations on the Big Hole.

-The Big Hole River From North Fork of the Big Hole River to Dickie Bridge west of Wise River, and from Maidenrock fishing Access Site (FWP site) to the Beaverhead River.

The section that is open to all day fishing with no restrictions is from Dickie Bridge on the Big Hole down to Maiden Rock (FWP) access site. If you need clarification of this location please call the shop 406-412-3463.

Please purchase your Fishing Licenses online. Click Here to purchase

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. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  6. Masks are required to be worn in the shop
  7. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  8. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase 

Check out our web store for the latest hopper patterns and gear. We have the new Thunder Thigh hopper,  Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock and many items from Abel, Winston, Scott Fly Rods and Patagonia.

#12 Thunder Thigh Hopper
#10 Morrish Hopper
#4 Little Kim Copper
#10 Pat’s Stone
#6 Flash minnow
#10 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#16 Comparadun Yellow

#16 Power Ant
#12 Red Copper John
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#12 Bloom’s Caddis
#14 Purple Haze

 A nice Cutthroat taken on a grasshopper pattern

A nice Cutthroat taken on a grasshopper pattern

 Browse our hopper patterns on our web store

Browse our hopper patterns on our web store

 Check out the Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6

Check out the Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6

 Utilize our store pick up window for shuttles, flies and your favorite merchandise

Utilize our store pick up window for shuttles, flies and your favorite merchandise

Friday, August 7, 2020

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Fishing has been pretty good on the Beaverhead. We are still seeing some hatches of PMD’s, Caddis and Yellow Sallies but the hatches are diminishing. We will start moving into Trico’s below the dam and hoppers and ant’s on the lower river. We are also seeing some crane fly activity on the Beaverhead. Look for the crane fly and hopper fishing to pick up dramatically over the next week. Flows out of Clark Canyon Reservoir are currently steady at 660 cfs.

“Hoot-Owl” restrictions prohibit fishing during the hottest times of the day. A hoot-owl restriction prohibiting fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight. the Hoot-owl restriction is currently in effect in the below locations on the Beaverhead River.

-The lower Beaverhead River from Anderson Lane to the Jefferson River.

The section that is open to all day fishing with no restrictions is from the Dam down to Anderson Lane fishing access site. If you need clarification of this location please call the shop 406-412-3463.

Please purchase your Fishing Licenses online. Click Here to purchase

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. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  6. Masks are required to be worn in the shop
  7. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  8. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase 

Check out our web store for the latest hopper patterns and gear. We have the new Thunder Thigh hopper,  Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock and many items from Abel, Winston, Scott Fly Rods and Patagonia.

#6 Dungeon (Black/Natural)
#6 Barely Legal (white/olive)
#4 Little Kim Copper
#18 Crack Back PMD
#18 Split back Olive
#12 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Olive)
#12 Thunder Thighs Hopper

#8 Fat Albert
#8 Morrish Hopper
#16 Spanish Bullet
#14 Bloom’s Caddis
#18 Comparadun
#18 Trigger Nymph
#18 High Vis PMD

 Find your best hopper patterns on our online store

Find your best hopper patterns on our online store

 The new Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock on our web store

The new Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock on our web store

 A great dry fly eater on the upper Beaverhead River

A great dry fly eater on the upper Beaverhead River

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The scorching heat has taken a toll on our rivers lately. We are currently needing a cool down on all of our rivers ASAP. Currently, we are having hatches of Trico’s, some PMD’s and caddis. Swinging streamers and soft hackles in the riffles have been working well for us and has been producing some really nice fish. We are having some fish chow hoppers on the grassy agriculture banks below melrose. Our best hopper patters have been low profile leggy creatures. The recent heat wave has the Big Hole on “Hoot-Owl” restrictions on certain sections of the River. Read in detail below to find out where the “Hoot-Owl” closes are located.

“Hoot-Owl” restrictions prohibit fishing during the hottest times of the day. A hoot-owl restriction prohibiting fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight. the Hoot-owl restriction is currently in effect in the below locations on the Big Hole

-The Big Hole River From North Fork of the Big Hole River to Dickie Bridge west of Wise River, and from Maidenrock fishing Access Site (FWP site) to the Beaverhead River.

The section that is open to all day fishing with no restrictions is from Dickie Bridge on the Big Hole down to Maiden Rock (FWP) access site. If you need clarification of this location please call the shop 406-835-3474.

Please purchase your Fishing Licenses online. Click Here to purchase

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. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  6. Masks are required to be worn in the shop
  7. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  8. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase 

Check out our web store for the latest hopper patterns and gear. We have the new Thunder Thigh hopper,  Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock and many items from Abel, Winston, Scott Fly Rods and Patagonia.

#Mini Loop Sculpin
#8 McCunne’s Sculpin
#4 Little Kim Copper
#8 Pat’s Stone (Tan/Brown)
#18 Trico Spinner
#10 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Pink)
#16 Tilt Wing PMD

#12 Purple Rooster
#16 Jig Lightning Bug
#16 Jig CDC Pheasant Tail
#12 Bloom’s Caddis
#14 Purple Haze
#18 High Vis Trico Spinner

 Sunrise guide Lee Coyle finding a great fish on the Big Hole recently

Sunrise guide Lee Coyle finding a great fish on the Big Hole recently

 Plenty of great hopper patterns on our web store

Plenty of great hopper patterns on our web store

 Browse our T shirts on our web store

Browse our T shirts on our web store

 Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock on our web store

Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock on our web store

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