Bitterroot 3/27

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Kyle Smith, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    Bozeman, MT
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    I had a half day at work (good job sales dept!), so I grabbed some chicken from Orange Street Food Farm and headed for the Lee Metcalf. The skwalas are hatching, but the fish aren't on them on the surface. I got a couple fish to hit the usual SJW. Also the smaller neumoras are hatching like crazy, so a Prince nymph should be good if you find the fish. This weekend could be really good.

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  2. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Haus Alpenrosa, Lederhosenland
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    Kyle, you should be careful posting photos like this of the area-Lonnie (Bitterroot) will forget he's supposed to be at work, get in the truck, and head East!:D
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  3. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    Bozeman, MT
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    I wrote the wrong date. I fished yesterday, not later today!
  4. Greg Armstrong Active Member

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    Pugetropolis
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    Kyle,
    A well honed ability to see into the future is always a good thing for us fishermen...
    I enjoyed the nice photography. Is that middle shot tonight? hee hee
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  5. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Dillon, Mt
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    I'm gonna have to try that river some day. But it's going to have to warm up a bit before I do.

    On another note I was over on the Beaverhead the other day. I haven't see anything on the surface as of yet. As warm as it was the other day there should be something coming off. I saw only one tiny bug.
  6. ryfly Addicted to flyfishing

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    Snoqualmie, WA
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    The Future is bright for this one.
  7. surfnsully Active Member

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    Happy Valley, OR
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    I got back from the Bitterrroot last night after fishing Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Few adult bugs seen and only found one cutty and 6 whiteys. Beautiful floats however and well worth the drive :)
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  8. Fishinbeatsworkin Member

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    Walnut Creek, CA
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    Thanks for the report. My buddy & I will be up there next week for 5 days of fishing