The Boulder has dropped significantly and is looking good. With the warmer weather predicted for the week, a chubby or stimulator with an attractor mayfly nymph below is a good bet and I wouldn't shy away from trying a small terrestrial up high. We have had good reports of anglers doing well with pink and purple water walkers. With the cooler overnights, BWOs are out as well. On cloudy/rainy days this hatch can be great. The nymph and streamer game has picked up nicely and we have had some good reports. Try running a dark colored stonefly with a pheasant tail dropper. For streamers stay on the small size in natural colors. As always, be careful wading this river still as the water is cold and the rocks are always slippery.
Dries: Purple haze: 12-18, Adams parawulff: 16-18, Chubby Chernobyl; 8-16, Hippie Stomper; 12-16, Yeagers 409; 12-16, Stimulators; 12-16, Brook Sprout BWO; 16-20, Thorax BWO; 16-20, Ext. Body BWO; 16-20, C-UM Spinner BWO; 16-20,
Nymphs| Copper John Yellow, Blue, Red, Lime: 12-14-16 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Silver: 14-16-18 Purple Berger: 14-16, Tungsten G6 Olive: 14-16 Dirty Bird Olive: 14-16 Starling Darling: 16 Petrified Pupa: 16 San Juan: 10-14, Olive Spanker: 16-20, Pats rubber legs: brown, black, coffee: 8-10, BLM Green; 18, Batwing Emerger; 18-20
Streamers| Black RL Krystal Bugger: 6-8 Hairy Sculpin Dk Olive, Brown: 2-4 CH Bow River Bugger Black, Brown: 2-4-6 Stinger Sculpin Tan, Olive: 4 Silvey's Sculpin Black, Olive, Tan: 2 Flash Fry Whitefish: 2
Click to enlarge
Enter your number below to receive new, up-to-date river reports from Montana Troutfitters.