Happy 4th

Sean Visintainer - 07/04/18


Freedom and Fishing

Happy 4th of July from all of us at the Silver Bow. Hopefully some of you are spending some time on the water this year for the holiday. While the 4th of July is not the official start of summer, for many anglers it is. Rivers all around the west have now dropped into shape, even the big ones like the Yellowstone and Clark Fork are finally coming around. Those large freestones are the two last of 'em to come down after big snowpack years.

While we are not in full summer mode yet we are on the verge. Hot temps later this week will certainly change some of our fisheries. We have been enjoying some cooler more average temps this last June which prolonged hatches like the golden stones and the green drakes and flavs. I'd say it was some of the better green drake and flav fishing that we have had in sometime. For those that are reading and are wondering what the hell is a flav? Well just think of it as a smaller green drake looking mayfly. Often getting confused with a green drake. Quite frankly who really cares what it is... the fish don't know, they just know green bug and looks good! The fish go apeshit on them just like the bigger cousin.

What's new for this week on our fisheries? Nothing. It's just a great time to be on the water! Peak season for our region. Water is good, hatches are still happening, while some days more sparse than others. But it's dry fly season and has been for sometime. Run a straight dry, try a dry/dropper, double dries, whatever. Just try some dries.

Have a good and safe 4th of July from your local fish bum shop.

Green Drake
Golden Stonefly