Bitterroot River Fishing Report
September 28, 2010
Fly Fishing Montana with The River Otter Fly Shop
Dry Fly Fishing Specialists
Hoppers, Hecuba, Mahoganies, BWOs, Tricos and PMDs
The bright sun has made try fly fishing a bit more technical. Look to use a bit smaller tippet and set up your fly(s) well ahead of the fish. Be sure to create your drift specifically for particular spots, not just gettin it out there.
While things have turned into a dominate Mayfly game, dont discount the HOPPER....................
Same.... today as yesterday....Dry flies and rising fish, life is good. There has been some mossy stuff floating down the lower reaches of the river. It should be clear up in a day or so.
The next several days should provide us some great dry fly fishing. The cloud cover and mild temps should help bring out both hatches and fish. 4x tippet is the common play with Hoppers and Hecuba, 5x will do just fine for the smaller bugs. Look at the inside of the turns too as more fish are stacking into the Mayfly water.
The fish feeding on top this time of year can be very subtle, a smaller dimple on the surface of the water could be a giant fish. That said, be easy on your hook sets especially when you are fishing the smaller Trico patterns with light tippets! For Terrestrials we like using Ants, Beetles and Hoppers.
Hatches:Ants, Beatles, Hoppers, Tricos, some Goldens
Now is a great time to do some gear inventory. If you need anything,feel free to give us a call or to try out our New Online Store!