West Fork Bitterroot River Fishing Report

Daily River Report

Nov 7, 2015

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The West Fork is very low so the fish will be concentrated.  We believe streamer fishing fast water and deep holes and runs should be very good. Throw smaller streamers in natural colors and some with bling like the Coffey’s Sparkle Minnow or a Zonker in size 6 or 8. The “go to” streamer on the West Fork is the Slump Buster in natural and pine/brown. For dry flies use BWO patterns like Christiaen’sGT adult in size 18 or 20, or a Flash Cripple. A comparadun Baetis, Thorax bwo or my favorite BWO is the Solitude Fly Co. CDC Baetis Dun in a 20 or 18.
You can roll a Pat’s Rubber legs, copper johns,  prince nymphs, etc if you want to really nymph. Dry flies like the Carlson’s Purple Haze or Copper Haze will search well. Drop a small baetis nymph like a size 20 splitcase on a short 10 inch dropper off your larger dry to get those selective rising trout. Of course have a few Parachute Adams in your box too.

Try a Patagonia Stormfront Hip Pack on the West Fork.  Our favorite for wade fishing!

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