Sunday, March 3, 2013

Skwalas on the Bitterroot River. (just kidding)

First Montana Fly Fishing Experience!
    J.M.'s first cast ever yielded this 20" brown trout on the Bitterroot river on Mar. 2nd. Unbelievable.  Same story as earlier this week; some capnia, midges and no skwalas.  There have been a handful of the big bugs spotted, but hardly enough to make a trout get goofy for them. Our best fly yesterday was a #10 skwala nymph that I tie.  It was a great way to kick off the 2013 guiding season.

   I heard tell of a two-footer that was caught on the Bitterroot River yesterday.  NO CAMERA=NO PROOF!  It came from a very reputable source so I believe it.  The weather was perfect for those big browns to be out and about.
But the river is REALLY low . As soon as we get a bump in flows it should
                                      really get cranking.  We have a few spots left for March. I think the fishing will solid beginning by about the 12th.            

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