The water levels on the Bighorn are pretty low. Water temperatures are nice and cold and you won’t have to worry about a That being said, terrestrials and attractor dry fly patterns are fishing well this time of the year. Tie on a grasshopper if you are searching for an explosive dry fly take under a bank or in a pool below a riffle. If the more delicate presentation of casting PMD’s is your ideal day spent on the river then I would recommend a Parachute PMD with a spinner behind it. Not to forget the tried and true method of nymphing. If you’re looking for numbers I would tie on a scud variation or Green Czech Bomb with a soft hackle emerger trailing behind to entice a hungry fish to eat.
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