Big Hole River 3560 cfs
The river came up just a bit today and I was surprised it didn’t come up more from all the snow and rain. Of course all the snow is still in the higher country and this last storm added to it. With the cool temps. forecast for the next few days the river should remain in good shape and the fishing should be good also. I heard a rumor that some salmon fly’s appeared down by Glen yesterday. Let’s put it this way—if they did come out they had to be wearing their long johns and fleece jackets. The water temp. is gonna have to come up in the fifty’s before they start crawlin out.
I talked about that new sharkskin fly line from SA before and how I really liked it. Today I rigged up a Scott E2, 9ft, 4wt with a #4 Teton reel and #4 sharkskin fly line. I took it out along side the shop on the lawn to try it out. What a sweet combo that turned out to be. Many times with a 4 wt. when the wind comes up your toast. Not with this setup as it punched into the wind with gusto. Pretty impressive and it’s rigged up at the shop for anyone to try it. In case your wondering the total cost for that setup is $655.