“Eating nymphs like it’s their job” – Justin Hays
That’s the up to the minute report from our lodge manager who regularly receives photos from guests and guides direct from the river. Let’s just put last weekend’s bump in flows behind us and focus on the future. This is what we’ve been waiting for…the South Fork is about to GO OFF!
Flows are dropping, the water is clearing, the run-off is over, next weeks weather looks warm and sunny. You know what this means…it’s time.
Our guides and guests have had excellent fishing this week. Large populations on stonefly nymphs are making their moves on the river and the fish are eating them up. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the fly choices really haven’t changed its just the fish are keying in on them more. Pick your favorite stonefly nymph pattern and trail it with a smaller stonefly or sally imititation. Our guides have also had some success fishing dry flies. There are already quite a number of little yellow sallies out and about and in certain spots, there are fishing looking up.
Every day that passes from now through July we will see more and more dry fly action, if you haven’t made plans to hit the river now is the time to do so.
If you need a shuttle, flies, a fishing license, gear, or just have questions our shop is open 7:00 am to 6:00 pm daily and you can always give us a call at 208.483.2222
Have fun out there!