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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Fishing has been wonderful on the Beaverhead.  We have Yellow Sallies, PMD's and caddis hatching on the Beaverhead River.  Our Beaverhead River guides have been doing great on dry flies.  You can sit on pods of fish eating PMD's in the slick or fish a single yellow Sallie dry fly below High Bridge and stay hooked up.  Nymphing has been solid on Split Back PMD's and Mustang Sallies.  Flows remain at about 400cfs out of the dam.  The fish are chowing down and fattening up. 

Flies: #18 Split Back PMD, #16 Soft Hackle Sow Bug, #18 Pink Ray Charles, #18 Mustang Sallie, #18 Kyle's Sallie, #18 Larimer Sallie, #18 PMD Comparadun, #16 Stimulator  #18 Micro Mayfly, #4 Black Sculpzilla, #6 Sparkle Minnow

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Flows have increased out of Clark Canyon Reservoir.  We now have a flow of 520cfs out of the dam.  The water is still pretty cold so the hatches have not started up near the dam.  We have been manly nymphing on the Beaverhead River.  The fish have been actively eating and we have seen some nice ones to start the month.  We have been staying above Grasshopper Creek.  The Beaverhead River fishing report has been consistent lately and the fishing is improving with the increase in flows out of the reservoir.   

Flies: #18 Split Back, #16 Soft Hackle Sow Bug, #18 Pink Ray Charles, #10 San Juan Worm, #18 Micro Mayfly, #4 Black Sculpzilla, #6 Sparkle Minnow,

Monday, April 07, 2014

The Beaverhead River fishing report has been pretty good.  The Beaverhead is a great wading option right now.  We have had good Blue Winged Olives hatching on the river.  You will find pods of fish rising to the Blue Wings in the afternoons on the overcast days.  Nymphing has remained good on the river with the usual Beaverhead flies. 

Remember that from the Dam down to Pipe Organ Bridge is closed to fishing until the 3rd Saturday of May.  This section of river is closed to protect the rainbows as they spawn. 

Flies: #18 Soft Hackle Ray Charles; #18 Split Back BWO; #16 Micro May Fly; #18 Pheasant Tail; #16 Tan Scud; #18 Bubble Back Emerger

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Not much of a change on the Beaverhead River fishing report.  Flows remain around 27 cfs out of Clark Canyon Reservoir and the flows at Barretts are around 120cfs.  You will have some dry fly midge activity on the overcast damp days.  Your basic midge nymph box will get it done sub surface.  We recommend Micro May flies, Zebra Midges, and sow bugs.    

Remember that from the Dam to Pipe Organ Bridge remains closed to fishing until the 3rd Saturday of May.  This section of the Beaverhead River is closed to protect the rainbows during the spawn. Make sure you are fishing below Pipe Organ Bridge to stay legal.  

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Winter flows remain low on the Beaverhead.  This Beaverhead River fishing report hasn't changed much all winter.  The flow out of Clark Canyon Reservoir is 27 cfs.  The flow at the Barretts guage has an improved flow of 114cfs.  If you find a need to harass these fish during the extremely low winter flows you basic midge box will get it done.  Zebra midges, micro may flies and scuds will fill the nymph recipe.  On the overcast days midge activity on the surface will be seen.  

Stay up to date with our Beaverhead River fly shop updates on our Blog.  Spring fishing is around the corner with warming trends happening soon.   

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Date:    30-Oct-2013

Fishing Report:

The Beaverhead has dropped to winter flows.  Leave the boat at home and get the waders on since you will not get your boat down the river right now.  The fish are in the obvious places right now.  Blue Winged Olives are hatching and your basic Beaverhead nymphs are working well.  

For winter updates stay in touch with our blog.


#18 Kyle's Bent Sally, #18 Tungsten Sally, #18 Scuds pink/olive/tan #20 Micro Mayfly, #18 Splitback PMD, #18 Zebra Midge, #18 copper john #16 Snow Shoe Sally, 18 PMD Comparadun

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Date:    24-Jul-2013

Fishing Report:

Fishing remains very good on the Beaverhead.  Flows out of Clark Canyon Reservoir remains at 750cfs.  PMD's and Yellow Sallies have been hatching well on the Beaverhead.  You will find good dry fly fishing in the slick and below High Bridge on PMD's and Sallies.  The Nymphing remains very consistent.  Look for the fish sitting on the edges of runs and in the 3 foot chop water. 


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