Bigfork Montana Fly Fishing

A nice streamer brown.

It looks like run-off is slowly happening. The rivers aren’t raging yet so they could come back into shape with a few cold nights, but I wouldn’t count on it. Either way we’re not likely going to see much of a run-off this year with the dismal snow pack we have. All of our rivers should be fishing much earlier this year. We will probably be on the Blackfoot and lower Clark Fork early to mid June throwing large dry flies.

The Missouri River will be the most dependable river fishing option for the next month or so. Low flows will offer up some great dry fly fishing opportunities with BWOs, March Browns, and caddis, and the nymphing, well, it’s almost always productive.

Locally, we will have the lower Swan River, South Fork of the Flathead, mountain lakes, pike sloughs, bass lakes, and lake trout in the shallows to entertain us over the next few weeks while the rest of our snow melts off. We have a bunch of pike flies and bass bugs and a handful of great still-water patterns. Stop in the shop if you need some suggestions for May fly fishing options around Bigfork and the Flathead Valley.

The shop is now open daily and we are blowing out a ton of Patagonia and Simms clothing at 45% off. Stop by and check out the sale and all the new flies and gear coming in.

Jason Lanier
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