Bighorn River

September 14, 2021

Fishing Conditions

September 14, 2021

The Bighorn is has been fishing well, however aquatic grass is coming into play.  We are seeing an abundance of PMD nymphs...hint hint.  There are a decent number of PMD adults, baetis and black caddis around also.  The nymphing is also a good way to get into fish these days.  Wade fishing has been pretty darn good throughout the entire river.  Carpet Bugs, Red Bead Rays, Split Case PMD’s, Poxyback PMD’s, Fold-over PMD's, Tungteasers, rainbow sowbugs, perdigons, and Black Quills are the only nymphs you need right now. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 18-20-22, Purple Haze: 18-20, Midge Cluster: 16-18-20, Hackle Stacker PMD; 14-16, Thorax PMD; 14-16, Parachute baetis: 16-18

Nymphs| Mega prince 12-6; Rubber Legs 12-6; San Juan Worm (assorted colors and sizes) Hot Bead Ray Charles Tan & Pink: 16-18 Spring Creek Scuds Pink & Orange: 16-18 Wilcox's Green Machine PT & Chart: 16-18 Black PT: 16-18 Hunchback Crystal Pearl: 16-18 Copper Bead Mayfly: 16-18 Curtis Thunder Creek UV Emerger Rust: 16-18 Tailwater Tiny Rust: 16-18, Split Case PMD's and PMD Perdigons in sizes 16-18.

Streamers| Woolly Bugger Black: 6-8, JJ Specials 4-8, Silvey's Sculpin, Natural, White, Black: 2 Sex Dungeon Yellow, Black, White: 2 Flash Fry Minnow White/Gray:4 Bennet's Lunch Money Shad: 2 Galloups Flat Liner Gray/White: 2 Baby Gonga Tan/Yellow: 6 Llama's in Olive/white

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