Fly Fishing the Bighorn: August Update

Fly Fishing the Bighorn: August Update

August 20, 2013 10:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts
Stomach pump with a bunch of black caddis pupa

Stomach pump with a bunch of black caddis pupa

The river conditions remain the same as we move into the latter half of August.  Water is cold, water levels steady and the trout are very healthy.  Hatches continue to trickle off daily. The black caddis have taken over as the most prominent emergence on the river daily.  Pmd’s can still be found in spots later in the day, with a few pseudo’s and a few sally’s still down below Bighorn Access in the afternoons.

The nymph fishing is still very good each day. The major difference now is that you will want to be fishing a black caddis pupa below your sowbug in addition to your pmd or baetis nymph.  Dill’s pupa, poodle sniffer or green wire pheasant tail are all very productive black caddis pupa imitations.

Terrestrials continue to produce fish each day for those fishing them.  Those looking for good hopper fishing should be focusing below Bighorn Access and ants will be productive from top to bottom.

Carlisle found this stud brown with guide Eric Reithmiller

Carlisle found this stud brown with guide Eric Reithmiller

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Tom spent 4 days catching healthy rainbows just like this one

 

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