The midge hatches continue to linger on the Bighorn and the fish are still keyed in on them in the early morning and late evenings. Expect blue winged olive emergences to bring fish to the surface in the early afternoon.
The nymphing has been particularly consistent with midge pupa in the morning and baetis nymphs in the afternoon. A standard sowbug or firebead sowbug is a good bet for a top fly above you baetis or midge nymph.
The floating grass can be a nuisance the lower in the river you are. We hope this will die off from the heat and clear up with the extremely warm weather we are having. While it can be a pain at time s there is still tremendous opportunity to catch fish on the Bighorn right now.
Effective Bighorn River Fly Patterns:
Nymphs: Firebead Soft Hackle Sow Bugs, Ray Charles, Quill Nymphs, Wondernymphs, Zebra Midges
Dry Flies: Smokejumper baetis and midge, Parachute Adams, CDC Sparkle Dun
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