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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 & 12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Bighorn River, Montana - Fishing Report
December 26, 2018
Discharges and stream levels are in good shape and good for both wading
anglers and drift boat anglers. There are good numbers and sizes of trout
7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow through tomorrow and again Monday and Tuesday,
otherwise clear for the coming week. Highs will range from 19 to 39 degrees
and lows from 13 to 36 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
We still think the best strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike
indicator with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly.
Fish the adult midge only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
The Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin are good flies to use for the larger
trout. The Brown sculpin, White Belly sculpin and Articulated streamers are great
flies to use at this time. Scuds and sowbugs are available year-round.
Various species of Blue-winged olives will hatch off and on. Fish the nymphs in
the morning, emergers and duns when hatching and spinners late afternoons.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Black Flies are hatching,.
Aquatic worms are working.
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives, size 20/16, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners size 20/16, nymphs and adults
Scuds: size 14
Sow Bugs, size 14
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin, White Belly Sculpin and Articulated streamers, size 6/4
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, lava, pupa and adults
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