Fall is in full swing

The colors could not be better this week on the Big Hole.  As the leaves turn, so do the willows, and the hatches begin to dwindle.  The nights have been below freezing, or close.  The hunters are in the woods chasing elk with their bows, and the rivers have become relatively empty.  This time of year can only be rivaled by the spring in terms of great fishing and few people.  The Big Hole has leveled out as the ditches are being closed, and the brown trout have begun their annual spawning rituals.  There have been many folks coming through the shop looking to find big browns on their reds and the fishing has been good.  The egg patterns have been very consistent over the last week, along with the black bugger.  Finding browns that are not on their reds has become difficult but there are still plenty … Continue reading