Still good fishing out there for the fly fisherman. Georgetown lake is probably the best place to go for rising fish in Western Montana. Slender and sparsely tied damsel dries are very effective now. Best fishing seems to be between 11 and 4 pm.
The fish are cruising in certain areas and are readily taking the dries. Sometimes you may want to drop a small bead head nymph off of the dry-maybe 18 inches. Best colors are green, red, and purple. Best size is about 14 or 16.
The upper part of Rock Creek is spotty-with dries – but nymph fishing is producing small cuts and lots of whitefish in the right runs.
Bitterroot River is still unpredictable for most fly fishers, and The Blackfoot is still good early morning to early afternoon with large attractor patterns. Lots of tubers on the Blackfoot-so pick your time and your section wisely to avoid the crowds.
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(Report by the Mountain Man; Cover Photo: backcountryfishnerd.wordpress.com)