Bighorn River

October 14, 2017

Fishing Conditions

October 14, 2017

 The weeds have begun to let up but the color and clarity aren't good. Nymphing tailwater bugs like sows, scud and worms are the hottest flies to be using. With the back and forth weather there isn't much for dry fly fishing. The streamer fishing has been tough since the river got dirty. You've got to put them right in their face in the shallow riffles to get some action. Hopefully the water color improves soon.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Parachute Trico: 18-20-22, Hackle Stacker Trico: 20, Drowning Trico: 18-20-22, C-UM Spinner Trico: 20-22, Henry's Fork Black Caddis: 16-18, Adult Spent Caddis: 14-16

Nymphs| Mega prince 12-6; Rubber Legs 12-6; San Juan Worm (assorted colors and sizes) Hot Bead Ray Charles Tan & Pink: 16-18 Spring Creek Scuds Pink & Orange: 16-18 Wilcox's Green Machine PT & Chart: 16-18 Black PT: 16-18 Batwing Emerger BWO: 16-18 Hunchback Crystal Pearl: 16-18 Copper Bead Mayfly: 16-18 Curtis Thunder Creek UV Emerger Rust: 16-18 Tailwater Tiny Rust: 16-18

Streamers| Woolly Bugger Black: 6-8, JJ Specials 4-8, Silvey's Sculpin, Natural, White, Black: 2 Sex Dungeon Yellow, Black, White: 2 Flash Fry Minnow White/Gray:4 Bennet's Lunch Money Shad: 2 Galloups Flat Liner Gray/White: 2 Baby Gonga Tan/Yellow: 6

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