The Fishing: Bitterroot & Clark's Fork


The Bitterroot and Clark Fork river valleys thaw out and offer some superlative dry fly fishing in late March and early April. The bugs (Skwalla) range in size from #6 to #14. These rivers offer productive dry fly fishing to some very big brown and rainbow trout. This angling is a well-kept secret. As the summer months set in these two rivers really fall into your “A” typical western stream settings with caddis, PMDS, Trico and hopper hatches. As the fall months rumble in and water temps drop mayflies from size #12 to #20 abound and the October caddis ( size #6 to #10) skitter about for some exciting dry fly fishing.