Great Summer Flows on the Bighorn River

Great Summer Flows on the Bighorn River

July 15, 2018 3:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Bighorn is now stable at just under 6500K CFS.  The fish are still adapting to their new homes and fishing seems to be getting a bit more consistent.  

JASON LOWER

We have seen the first decent numbers of Tricos for the year and a fair amount of fish are on them in the mornings.  We are probably a couple weeks out from the full blown show.  Black Caddis are still around in good numbers, more so on the upper 3.  Some afternoons have been productive with dries and the evening game is still a good one to play.

The river has been fishing best from about the Afterbay down to the Denver Club and then has been very spotty below there.  We’re not quite sure why, but the bug life has also been slim down there as well.  The traffic is certainly heavier on the upper 3, but for good reason.

HERO HOLE

The perfect type of Dry Fly water to look for on the river

Our top Bighorn patterns this past week include:

DRIES: Dill’s Caddis, Bubbleback Caddis, Hemmingway Caddis, HiVis Trico Spinner, Glitter Ants, Parachute Adams, Trico Thorax duns.

NYMPHS: SH Ray Charles (TAN! 16-18), Firebead Rays (TAN 16-18), Dill’s Caddis Pupa, Poodle Sniffer, Carpet Bug, Eddy Vedder, Olive Pheasant Tails.

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