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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 &12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 71/2
ft., 3 or 4X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five
or Ultimate Six
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Big Hole River, Montana - Fishing Report - January 12, 2017
The highest temperature for the coming week, will only be 24 degrees. That means
the water isn't going to be any warmer and with ice in even the lowest section of the
river, there is little to no fly fishing opportunity. We recommend choosing another
location until the water warms up a couple of degrees.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of snow from next Tuesday through
Wednesday, otherwise clear for the next week. Highs will range from 19 to 24 degrees
and lows from --7 to 6 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Blue-winged Olives, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners size 20/16, nymphs and adults
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
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
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Some areas have good concentrations of various species of blue-winged olive nymphs and fishing an
imitation of them is an alternative strategy.
Fish the Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin or the Brown or White Belly Sculpin streamer anytime
during low light conditions, or early and late in the day. They are good flies for the larger trout.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Midges are hatching good.
|Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (email@example.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
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