BRO’s Tips of the Week:
We’ll be thankful for this snowy, cold weather by the time summer arrives – for now, it’s going to prevent fishing after Friday this week. It’s about to dip back below zero around Missoula, and the Clark Fork won’t be a viable option for another week or so.
7 Day Outlook:
Get ready for single digits dropping below zero this weekend. Highs return to the mid-30s by late next week, which might bring the Clark Fork back into fishable shape. Otherwise, it’s a decent time to tie flies and wait for warmer weather.
Our Recommendations for the Best Techniques and Patterns:
Running two nymphs together is a good way to get down deep, and add some split shot if you’re dropping the rig off a shelf. Try a TJ Hooker, San Juan, Rubber Legs, or Wooly Bugger with a smaller option like a Jig PT or Zebra Midge to increase your odds. Spanish Bullets, Frenchies, Prince Nymphs, Duracells, Dunnigan’s Panty Dropper, Fire Starters, and Perdigons will also hunt. Also, carry a midge or two in size 20-22 in case you see any afternoon rises.
Streamer fishing has been okay. Fishing with a slow retrieve or under a bubble is the way to go when temps are this cold. The Kreelex, Mini Dungeon, or Sparkle Minnow is what we’re fishing right now.
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