Beaverhead River Fishing Report

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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

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#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

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January Update – Simms Sale items – Spring Special

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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 

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