If you’re wondering what the fly fishing happenings are in the western Montana rivers, then let the Mountain Man tell you right here:
All area rivers have been pretty good fishing with the stable weather and water conditions. Bitterroot seems to have the best hatches-mostly blue winged olives, some stoneflies, and very good March brown hatches. Better fishing reported to be up by Hamilton. Rock Creek is also having very good dry fly fishing in the early afternoons-fisherman are using their favorite March brown patterns here too. The Clark Fork seems to be a bit more spotty-fisherman using dry dropper combinations to catch some nice rainbows. The Missouri has been having awesome blue winged hatches on cloudy days-you may see lots of fish rising-but they aren’t easy to catch-try using several different BWO patterns and vary the sizes. Good luck.
Be sure to check out johnperryflyfishing.com for more information on fly fishing in western Montana.