The Fishing: Ruby


For those of you willing to tackle the difficulty of accessing it, the Ruby River provides very good fly fishing with lots of solitude. The Ruby tends to be quite narrow and very meandering, with bushy banks. It is the classic version of the under cut bank river system. Despite some battles with whirling disease and a massive fish kills the ruby continues to provide excellent fishing. You should expect to fish for average sized rainbows and browns. These fish average between 10-14 inches, with some fish stretching 18-20 inches. While the browns may not get as large in the Ruby as in other better known nearby rivers, the lower fishing pressure on the river makes the fish somewhat easier to catch.