General Outlook: The weather is really nice but we’d like to see it shitty for a change. Cool, overcast, and drizzly…will it ever come? At least the fish are still looking up. Sometimes. Not many hoppers around but the fish are still
eating sniffing them pretty good.
Blackfoot River Report: Certain stretches seam to be better than others…on some days. Little stuff has been getting some nice fish off the attractors. Small wulffs and H & Ls…like 16 and 18. Standard droppers are still working. With the sun out it seams like more traffic is on this river. Hopefully the weather will shift and some of the boat traffic will spread up the Root and C-fork. The river is pretty low so you have to pay attention and boulder dodge a lot.
Bugs / Fly Patterns: Hecubas, terrestrials, oct caddis, tricos / Hecuba cripples, large orange elk hairs, smaller mayfly criples, little wulffs, brindle chutes, Small Chubbies and willies, yeti hoppers, Fuzzie wuzzies, Hot leg hoppers, White Clouds, Pink Morrish Hoppers, Rainy’s ants, Hippie stompers, Smaller foam variations, hecuba para-cripple, Purple haze, Turds, Halo Prince, Da Worm, batmans, red c-johns, psycho prince, small hairs ear Double beads
Lower Clark Fork River Report: That cooler weather had the fish chowing pretty well for a couple days. It might slow down a bit with the heat they are calling for. With day time temps forecasted near 90 this week you might want to get on the early gig again. October caddis patterns trailed by a smallish cripple have been working well when they are looking up. Foam and a dropper otherwise.
Bugs / Fly Patterns: Oct caddis, sulfers, hecubas, terrestrials, tricos, /fall caddis, Qiug crips in all sizes, yeti hoppers, white clouds, pink morish, Small Chubbies and willies, Fuzzies, Hippie stompers, Franks, Rogue goldens, Smaller foam variations, Para haze, Quigs, Para caddis, C-duns, Turds, Halo Prince, Da worm
Flathead River Report: The ants seam to be fading and it was a bit tougher today. Mix it up with some mayfly stuff or october caddis to find something they like. Droppers have been working too if you can’t get steady action on top. Especially in the am. Prince Ratfinkler and his pal Juan.
Bugs / Fly Patterns: terrestrials, hecubas, fall caddis / Hecuba cripples, purple haze, quigly sparkle ants in cinnoman and black, Idyles hair body carpenter ants, #8 orange elk hair caddis, orange pmx, Small Chubbies and willies, Fuzzie wuzzies, Hot leg hoppers, White Clouds, Pink Morrish Hoppers, Rainy’s ants, Hippie stompers, Franks, October caddis patterns, Para haze, Quigs, Turds, Halo Prince, MT prince, psycho prince, batman nymphs, red c-johns, Da Worm
Swan River Report: Reports have been varied from fair to poor for the dry fly. Below Porcupine to the lake late in the day/evening is your best bet at targeting rising fish. You can find them in the slow water if you go late enough. The upper river is pinner and very difficult to navigate above 10-1. If you go up high you might want to bring some wheels for your boat. We had some wade fisherman in the shop the other day that had some luck on streamers up around Salmon Prarie. There are some nice fish rising in the bay in the evening and no body is out there.
Bugs / Fly Patterns: hecubas, flying ants, October caddis, hoppers/ Quigly’s flying sparkle ants in black and cinnamon, Idyles hair body carpenter ants, hecuba cripples, Larhge orange elk hairs, orange pmx, Small Chubbies and willies, Fuzzie wuzzies, Hot leg hoppers, White Clouds, Pink Morrish Hoppers, Rainy’s ants, Hippie stompers, Franks, Smaller foam variations, Turds, Prince nymphs, streamers
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