East Fork Bitterroot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of East Fork Bitterroot River, MT
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East Fork Bitterroot River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish drys with droppers or a big dry with small 18 or 20 Adams dry trailer. The water is low and clear be stealthy. For the nearest Orvis authorized fly shop. Stop in or call the Bitterroot Fly Company 808 1/2 North Main Darby, MT (406)-821-1624
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing East Fork Bitterroot River is currently Good

Water flow: N/A Closest Station is Darby

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 63 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All

Best stretch: All

Best access point: All

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Hoppers, Trico, Mahagony, Hecuba, BWO, Caddis

Fish species: Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brown, Brook & Bull Trout, Mountain White Fish

Fishing season: Year Round Below Star Falls(catch and release Dec 1 - 3rd Saturday in May)

Nearest airport: Missoula, MT (MSO)

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Bitterroot River, East Fork Description

The East Fork of the Bitterroot is one of the most beautiful and easily accessed streams in southwestern Montana. It begins on the Continental Divide deep in the Bitterroot National Forest. This freestone is made up of riffles, runs, boulders, and deep pools that hold 8- to 18-inch trout.

The East Fork of the Bitterroot River has great fly fishing. As fishing pressure is generally quite low, ...

Techniques & Tips

Big dry with a dropper. Double nymph rigs. Streamers doing great.

7-Day Forecast

Fall is in the air. Cooler morning's make for later starts.

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