Big Hole River 625 cfs
Weather was a bit strange today with cloud cover and then some pretty strong west winds which were never forecast–go figure. As for the wind you just have to deal with it. We had a little slow down just after lunch but other than that it was good fishing.
Frank and Sid (also from North Carolina) commented they caught more fish in the first hour on the Big Hole than they did in two days on the Clark Fork. Not to take away from the Clark Fork which can be excellent fishing and big fish but when it’s in the mid 90’s for temp. it’s tough.
As for the flies there was nothing super special or secret. Small caddis and basic mayfly patterns. In the afternoons we have been going to bigger mayfly patterns like size 12 and even 10’s.
Most important thing is to get a drag free drift and LISTEN TO YOUR GUIDE.