A blue-face from the Blackfoot.
General Outlook. The rivers are all droping into shape and fishing options are widespread now. The dry fly fishing is not in full swing yet but there will be more oppotunities daily.
Blackfoot River: If you stick with it you can catch some fish on the dry fly but the streamer and nymph fishing will be more consistant. The water is looking good and the dry fly fishing should really pick up anyday.
Bugs / Fly Patterns: Salmon flies, goldens, sallies, PMDs, Green Drakes, Caddis, big black streamers and stone fly nymphs, SJWs all colors, caddis pupas, beadhead attractor nymphs, large p-tails
Lower Clark Fork River: Look’n like a pretty good option. Plenty of vis to catch some fish. Indicator fishing with a stone and a worm or beadhead attractor will work. Streamers on a tip in the slower water if you can find any. Big dry fly dropper rigs once the shade hits the water.
Bugs / Fly Patterns: Stonefly Nymphs with rubber legs in all colors, prince nymphs, big p-tails, buggers / streamers, large foam golden variations,
Flathead River: The Flathead is starting to turn. You can catch a few fish out there right now and things are going to improve all week. Look for green drakes, sallies, goldens, and pmds to all be in the mix over the next couple weeks. Softer back eddy seems and any slower moving runs are the spots to look.
Bugs / Fly Patterns: g-bugs & worms, prince nymphs, streamers, foam golden variations
Swan River: The Swan is dropping and fishing well sub-surface. streamers on a tip or under a bobber will produce as will large stonefly nymphs and SJ worms. Dry flies soon.�
Bugs / Fly Patterns: Big black / olive / white streamers, large g-bugs in golden/salmon/black/brown, large prince nymphs, SJWs in all flavors, tungsten 20 inchers, DB poxy rubberleg stones.