Technical BWO Fishing on the Bighorn

Technical BWO Fishing on the Bighorn

May 19, 2012 6:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
tailwater dun

A Well Loved Tailwater Dun

The Bighorn River is about as technical as it gets right now with low flows, large abundance of moss and gin clear water.  The BWO’s came off much earlier today around 10 am and were quite strong until about 3 or 4 in the afternoon. Fish were up in all the usual tailouts, seams and edges all along the river.  Nymphing was good in the morning and throughout the hatch, then slowed down later in the afternoon as fish tend to be feeding best when the bugs are active whether on top or underneath.

While fishing is challenging it is certainly more rewarding once you achieve success.  It is great time to test your skills and learn a thing or two.

Best Bighorn River dry flies today were the improved sparkle dun, BWO Sipper Emerger and the tailwater dun.

Best nymphs continue to be the black quill, skinny bill, zebra midges and firebead sowbugs.

This Brown fell for the Improved Sparkle Dun

One of the Larger Dry Fly Browns of the Day

 

 

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