Bighorn River Hopper Time
Anyways, The hopper fishing has been a blast. The biggest fish are beign caught in some of the skinniest water imaginable. The fish are holding tight to the banks and when you throw the right hopper it is hard for them to say no. Along with the great hopper fishing the nymphing has remained very consistient and has produced very well. Nymphing with very light weight in some of the faster shallower areas will get you into some great fish. You can see most of the fish you cast to so sight fishing has been great. PMD’s are starting to be seen in sparse numbers so stay tuned for news on that!
Flies to try: As far as hoppers: Stalcups Hopper Size 8-10, Hybrid Hopper size 6-10, “THE HORROR” size 8-10. For Nymphing: Two Tone Worm, grey and tan ray charles size 16-18, pink and grey soft hackle sow bugs size 18-20, and natural sow bugs size 16-18.
The black caddis hatch is just around the corner!!! Call to make your reservations before it is too late.
Will report again soon,
Bighorn River Fly Fisher
About The Author: Captain Eric Anderson
Company: Bighorn River Fly Fisher
Area Reporting: Bighorn River - Fort Smith Montana
Bio: Eric Anderson is owner and operator of the Bighorn River Fly Fisher – a full service lodge on the Bighorn River. Bighorn River Fly Fisher located right in Fort Smith Montana. We are the only outfit to offer a full service fly shop, professionally guided fishing trips, lodging, drift boat rentals, and our very own full service restaurant: Polly’s Place. The fly shop contains all the necessities and more to equip you for a day out on the Bighorn River. All of our Bighorn River guides are local experts and are passionate about taking you down the river in their top of the line drift boats and giving you a fantastic fly fishing experience. Our lodging is very comfortable and we just added 6 rooms in 2006. Polly’s Place is our very own legendary restaurant and has been serving Fort Smith, Montana for decades.