If you’re planning on braving the Montana summer heat (which we get here every single year, by the way), and hitting the Bitterroot River with your fly rod, here is what is going on out there, as of Monday, July 10th, courtesy of Grizzly Hackle:
It’s getting hot out there. Morning fishing has been the best and it dies down around 2-3 pm. Get out early if you want a full day. We are having good morning dry fly fishing with PMD’s, Caddis, Yellow Sallies and general attractor patterns. Throwing a dry/dropper rig like a Water Walker, Gypsy King, Chubby, Yaegers 406 or Rogue Stone with a PT, Hare’s Ear, Prince, Lightning Bug, Reckoner or Lucent PT will get you into fish. When you see fish sipping it’s PMD time. Throw a Tilt Wing Dun, P-Haze or Para-Wulff with a Rusty Spinner behind it. Make your first drifts count especially in the slower water.
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The recommended flies are the Tung Midge and the Elk Hair Caddis. View the full report here.
(Feature photo via Wapiti-Waters.com)