The Fishing: Beaverhead

The Beaverhead River is blessed with beautiful, trout filled lairs like this one.

The Beaverhead River is blessed with beautiful, trout filled lairs like this one.  

The Beaverhead, a little over an hour away, provides a wonderful contrast to the Big Hole. This willow lined "fish factory" is in a narrow tail water channel that closely resembles a spring creek. Whether hunting for big trout with small dry flies, wade fishing with a nymph rig or pitching streamers into heavy cover. The “Beave” is always a great bet. Our favorite time to fish it is when the flows are low and the big fish are up on dries, such as the pale morning dun hatch, or, when the browns are on the hunt and come to streamers. In addition the little town of Dillon is dripping with recent western history and still retains that cowboy charm of yesteryear.