Big Hole River

July 14, 2019

Fishing Conditions

July 14, 2019

The flows have dropped and stabilized. This is a good time to get out your double dry or dry dropper rig. Try a Stimulator, royal wulff, purple haze, pmx, or a big adams for your double dry rig. The flash back pheasant tail under a small chubby or stimi is a killer up this way right now. PMD's and caddis have made an appreance on the river, so keep an eye out for risers throughout the day and into the evening.  Expect some crowds out there with the dry fly action! That being said this is a tough option to beat this week just don't expect to have the river to yourself! Additionally, this is a great time to head into the divide canyon. There will be a few less people out fishing and the residual bite on the salmon flies can be awesome! Try a slightly smaller salmon fly or a big golden and hold on tight. Streamer fishing has also been good over this direction, and olive, white and yellow are the hot colors. This fishing can be epic! Get out early and stay late and you will be rewarded.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Renegade: 16-18-20, Purple Haze: 14-16-18, Bullethead Skwala: 10-12,Britten Jay's Salmonfly: 4-6, Bjorn's Kamikaze Salmonfly: 4, Gorilla Stonefly: 6, Rogue Giant Foam Stonefly: 4-6, Rogue Golden Stonefly:8, Terranasty Salmonfly: 6-8, Foam Samonfly:6 Ex. body PMD: 14-18, CDC emerger PMD: 16-18, Elk hair caddis tan, olive, 14-16, Chubby: Gold, Purple, & UV, Purple Haze: 12-16

Nymphs| Bubble Back BWO: 16-18, BH Pheasant Tail: 14-16-18, Green Machine: 18-20, CDC Pheasant Tail: 12-14-16-18, Rubberlegs Olive, Olive/Brown: 6-8-10, Ugly Bug: 4-6-8, Red Belly Yuk Bug: 2-4 Coppertone Delektable: 6-8 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Purple: 14-16 IED Worm: 10 Copper Johnson Yellow, Red, Blue: 12-14-16-18, Pats Rubber Legs: Olive, Black, Coffee, Tan: 8-12

Streamers| JJ Special: 4- 6 Sculpzilla's Tan, Olive, Black: size 4-6 Haymaker Sculpin Olive, Brown: 4 Bellyache Minnow Tan, Olive: 1/0-1 Micro Zonker Tan, Olive, Black: 8 Fatheads Yellow: 2 Sex Dungeon Yellow, Rust, Natural: 2 Home Invader Yellow, Olive Space Invader: 2 Flash Fry Brown & Yellow: 2 Space Invader Brown Yellow, Tan: 2-4-6; Brown/Copper Sparkle Minnow 4-6

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