Bigfork Montana Fly Fishing

Guide Rod Stultz with a nice am Blackfoot bow.

It’s still hot out there. Early am is mandatory if you are thinking about hitting the Blackfoot or Clark Fork. Hopper dropper rigs are still producing  decent action and some days you can clip the dropper. Not much in the way of aquatic insects so stick with hoppers, ants, and beetle variations for dry flies. The old San Juan and turd are still good droppers along with smaller tung bead attractor nymphs. A small hopper with a little flying ant off the back is a good combo if you want to role DFO (dry fly only). The Flathead system and it’s cool glacier water is still offering some decent dry fly fishing in the afternoons with ants, hoppers and parachute mayfly patterns.


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