Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Near Melrose, MT

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Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Near Melrose, MT

Sunday, October 11, 2020

We have the new Scott Centric  9 ft. 5 weights 905-4 and 9ft. 6 weight 906-4 fly rods in stock!

Looks like we are down to winter flows on the Beaverhead River. It has been a great year on the Beaverhead and the fish are very healthy moving into fall and winter. They have dropped the outflows of Clark Canyon Reservoir to 50 cfs. It is a wade fishing only proposition now on the Beaverhead. The river is fishing well and running clear. It is rather easy to identify where the fish are at these low flows. You will find hatches of Blue Winged Olives right now. Check out our Fall Special fishing packages.

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 Fall Rainbow on the upper Beaverhead River

Fall Rainbow on the upper Beaverhead River

 The New Scott Centric in Stock.

The New Scott Centric in Stock.

 Limited Edition Ross Animas Reel

Limited Edition Ross Animas Reel

 Shop our 20% off Patagonia Sale

Shop our 20% off Patagonia Sale

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Beaverhead has slowed down dramatically recently. We are having tough fishing from the Dam down to barretts. The flows have dropped and the water coming out of the reservoir is off color and tons of moss is floating down stream. It is hard to fish anything other than a dry fly and maybe a streamer. If you throw any nymphs you will picking up a moss salad. Hopefully this improves but for now we suggest fishing elsewhere. Check out the new Scott Centric fly rod. We have them in stock and we are ready to ship them out.

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 
 The New Scott Centric in stock on our web store

The New Scott Centric in stock on our web store

Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Beaverhead River has been fishing really well on terrestrials lately. We have hoppers, flying ants and crane flies around. You will find trico's up near the dam right now and the best terrestrial fishing on the lower sections around Pipe Organ Bridge. Flows are dropping out of the reservoir as irrigation season is winding down. All Hoot-Owl closures on our local rivers have been up lifted. Get your hopper fishing in before the summer days wind down.

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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 Thunder Thigh Hopper
#8 Morrish Hopper
#4 Little Kim Copper
#8 Fat Albert
#10 Water Walker ( Yellow)
#10 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#18 Trico Spinner

#18 Purple Rooster
#14 Jig Frenchie
#12 Bloom's Caddis
#16Purple Haze

 recent fish caught on the Beaverhead with a hopper pattern

recent fish caught on the Beaverhead with a hopper pattern

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Shop our online Labor Day Sale

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Shop our Labor Day Sale online

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Book your fall lodging with us

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

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, July 30, 2020

The Beaverhead River has been fishing well lately. We are still seeing some PMD's and Yellow Sallies on the river. Look for these hatches to tapper off and we will move into Trico's and terrestrials this next week. Hoppers are starting to work on the lower Beaverhead River. We have been catching some great fish lately on hoppers. Flows are starting to drop out of Clark Canyon Reservoir. Dropping flows will help the dry fly fishing dramatically.

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 

We have a Pick-Up window for customers that would prefer doing take-out orders

#6 Mini Dungeon ( Natural)
#4 Sparkle Minnow
#4 Little Kim Copper
#18 Split Wing PMD
#18 PMD Comparadun
#12 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#14 Yellow Sallie

#16 Purple Rooster
#18 Jig Hot bead
#16 McGruber PMD
#12 Bloom's Caddis
#18 Crack Back PMD

 Sunrise guide Mika with an absolute tank brown taken on a hopper on the Beaverhead yesterday

Sunrise guide Mika with an absolute tank brown taken on a hopper on the Beaverhead yesterday

 Browse our hopper patterns online

Browse our hopper patterns online

 New Patagonia Tropic Comfort hoodies in stock on our web store

New Patagonia Tropic Comfort hoodies in stock on our web store

 Browse our terrestrials online

Browse our terrestrials online

Friday, July 17, 2020

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

The Beaverhead continues to produce fantastic fish this year for us. Flows out of Clark Canyon Reservoir have come up substantially due to irrigation needs in the valley. Flows out of Clark Canyon Reservoir are sitting around 680cfs this morning. Wade fishing will be very tough right now, so your best option is floating. With these higher flows the best dry fly fishing will be near the dam and the further down stream you go the dry fly opportunity will be tougher. We have hatches of PMD's, Caddis and Yellow Sallies. Look for hopper fishing to pick up in a few weeks. The upper Beaverhead has had great dry fly opportunities on PMD's and the Caddis fishing in the evening has been fantastic.

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 

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

#6 Jewel Thief (Copper)
#4 Sparkle Minnow
#4 Little Kim Copper
#18 Split Case PMD
#18 Bubble Back PMD
#12 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#18 PMD Comparadun

#18 PMD Film Critic
#14 Headlight Sallie
#18 Spanish Bullet
#12 Bloom's Caddis
#18 Purple Haze

 Sunrise Fly Shop Guide Mika with a tank of a brown caught on a dry fly

Sunrise Fly Shop Guide Mika with a tank of a brown caught on a dry fly

 Patagonia Fish Nogin Shirts in stock. Browse our online store

Patagonia Fish Nogin Shirts in stock. Browse our online store

 20% off Simms Rip Rap Sandals

20% off Simms Rip Rap Sandals

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Beaverhead River Report

We are having great fishing on the Beaverhead right now. You will see hatches of PMD's, Caddis, Yellow Sallies and summer stones. The river is fishing well from the dam all the way down to Grasshopper Creek. Flows out of Clark Canyon Reservoir are stable and the river is running clear.

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. 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

#20 Captive Dun

#20 Split Back PMD

#20 Pandemic Mayfly

#18 Crack Back PMD

#16 Jig Yellow Sallie

#14 Tilt Wing PMD

#16 Headlight Sallie

#14 Chubby (UV) (Golden)

 A nice brown caught on a dry fly on the Beaverhead River recently

A nice brown caught on a dry fly on the Beaverhead River recently

 We have your Beaverhead flies online or in our shop

We have your Beaverhead flies online or in our shop

 We have your best selection of Jig nymphs in the area.

We have your best selection of Jig nymphs in the area.

 Simms Rip Rap Sandal Sale. Browse our online store.

Simms Rip Rap Sandal Sale. Browse our online store.

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

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Beaverhead River Fishing Report

Fishing has been good below clark Canyon Dam on the Beaverhead. Due to this rain Clark Canyon Creek might be dirty and Grasshopper Creek will definitely have some color to it due to runoff. From the Dam down you will have clear fishable water until the creeks enter. We are using nymphs right now on the Beaverhead. Sow bugs, scuds and midges are the best nymphs. Streamers and worms have also been good on the lower stretches.

Memorial Day Weekend online Sale. Use Coupon Code "MAYSALE." too take 15% off your entire online purchase. You can have the products shipped or click "Store Pickup" and utilize our pickup window at our shop.

Currently we are in Stage 1 restrictions due to Covid-19. Governor Bullock announced yesterday that the state of Montana will move to Stage 2 Restrictions on June 1st. Big news for us outfitters since this will remove travel restrictions and 14-day quarantine requirements in Montana. 

COVID-19 Phase 1 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

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#4 Smokin' Mirrors
#4 Sparkle Minnow
#4 Little Kim Copper
#6 Pat's Stone
#6 Flash minnow
#8 Chubby Chernobyl (UV) (Gold) (Purple)
#12 Mahogany Dun

#12 Purple Rooster
#12 Red Copper John
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#12 Bloom's Caddis
#14 Purple Haze
#16 Split Winged BWO
#16 Blue Winged Olive Comparadun

 Starting June 1st travelers will be allowed into Montana without restrictions. We are excited to welcome tourists to our great state!

Starting June 1st travelers will be allowed into Montana without restrictions. We are excited to welcome tourists to our great state!

 Memorial Day Weekend online sale. use Coupon Code ″MAYSALE″ for 15% off your entire purchase

Memorial Day Weekend online sale. use Coupon Code ″MAYSALE″ for 15% off your entire purchase

 Instock Now! Scott Sector Fly Rods and plenty of new ″Hot″ flies

Instock Now! Scott Sector Fly Rods and plenty of new ″Hot″ flies

 Book your professional Beaverhead Guides with us

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