Hi everyone this is Pete the new fly shop guy here at Stonefly. We have been very busy lately. Jefferson and Beaver head are both fishing very well as of late. Hoot owl restrictions are still in affect on the Big Hole. Chubs and hoppers with a nymph dropper are still the hot bug. Stop into the shop we have a full selection of both. Look for fish to start chasing smaller streamer and wooly buggers within the next couple of weeks. Remember to bring water with you when you head out, Tight lines!!
Wow is it a warm one out today! With the blistering summer weather, don't forget your water and sun screen! Oh yeah and the fish are loving the hoppers and chubbies still! :)
Well we are now well into August and fishing is still great! Hopper season is in full swing and we are loving it! Do to high water temperatures Hoot Owl restrictions have been placed on the Big Hole River from Notch Bottom to the confluence with the Beaverhead River.
Wow! July is almost over and for the next week it is gonna be HOT! The Big Hole and the Beaverhead are fishing great! It is still dry dropper season, but hopper season it just around the corner! Get out there and enjoy the beautiful warm weather and don't for get your water and sunscreen!
The Beaverhead is fishing really well and so is the Big Hole above Melrose. Fish are looking up for Chubbies, Ants, and some Caddis. Don't forget an extra water before you head out!!
The weather is hot but so is the fishing! Its dry dropper season in SW Montana and we cant get enough of it!
It was a hot one today on Twin Bridges make sure you bring ample amounts of sunscreen AND bug spray. fish are eating a variety of nymphs including a Pats Rubber leg, Psycho May, Prince Nypmhs and Micro Mays. water temperatures are rising but there is still a lot of cold water! Don't forget that we run shuttles From Notch Bottom on the Big Hole river to Waterloo on The Jefferson river!
We have a little Breeze in town today so it doesn't feel as hot as yesterday. Fishing is still great don't miss out!
The weather is hot in Twin Bridges and so is The fishing! Dry Dropper fishing is the base menu with Chubbies and purple hazes, some cripple patterns too. Any Tungsten dropper with a little flash is working well along with PMD and Caddis emergers! Make sure you bring ample amounts of water!
Summer is in full swing here in Twin Bridges, and the trout are loving summer! We are still seeing a good variety of bugs hatching including PMD's, Golden Stones, Caddis, Drakes, and Sallies on our rivers. Dry dropper fishing has been most effective all over the board but nymphing PMD/Sallies on the Beaverhead is quite productive as well. We have great flows everwhere, The Ruby is at 260 cfs, The Beaverhead is coming out of the Dam at 525 cfs and the Big Hole in Melrose is at a beautiful 1060 cfs.