Bighorn River Dry Fly Fishing

Bighorn River Dry Fly Fishing

July 16, 2011 7:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Despite the rivers big flows hatches of PMD’s, Yellow Sallies and Black Caddis have trout on the feed.  The yellow sally hatch is the strongest starting at about 11 o ‘ clock with hatches of PMD’s coming off in the afternoon and black caddis mixed in.  The fish are definitely keying in on the sallies and PMD’s the best.

The key to being productive is to adjust to the big water like the fish have.  Many of the fish are up feeding on what used to be dry land.  Fishing dry flies out of the boat or setting up on the edges of the river and fishing pods are both productive right now.  Also fish are starting to key in on terrestrials more and more.

Nymphing in the morning has been good but the trout are for the most part keyed into the cycle of the emergence at this point and when the fish want dry flies give them to ’em because it will be the most productive in these flows.

Fred With One Of Many Browns That Ate A Yellow Sally


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