We fished the Bitterroot again yesterday and had surprisingly good fishing. The weather was inconsistent for us but the fish didn’t seem to mind. We fished dry flies all afternoon and had steady action fishing the Skwala in many different variations. We also saw a push of March Browns in a few areas of the river when the clouds would roll over and fish actively feeding on them. Most of the rising trout that we saw ate the Skwala when it was presented well, but a few were snotty and required us to switch over to March Brown Mayfly imitations.
Flies For the Bitterroot River
Bullethead skwalas, Rogue skwalas, various foam Skwala patterns in size 10 and 12. To imitate the March Brown use parachute mayfly patterns in size 12 and 14 such as a Parachute adams, purple hazes, parachute pheasant tails.
Upper Clark Fork
Lower Clark Fork