Headhunters Fly Shop Mid January Fishing Report
All good this month. Waking up from the long and deep cold spell here in central Montana.
Water temps are 34.3F. Water flows 3600cfs.
Shelf ice present on the lower river. Not as much, but still pleasant, on the upper river above Mid Canon, and south towards the dam.
Boat ramps seem to be clear all over. No snow in the near future, so all good.
Nymphers are getting them on pink, sows, Zebra’s, worms, Firebeads, Pink LB’s, Pill Poppers, Lucent Bead winter flies, and so forth. 4′-6′ of water with our without split shots. Look for the winter water, stop in if you do not know what that is. Spoke with some anglers this weekend who had trouble finding the fish. Maybe too deep in some too deep water, or too fast, in water that looks like it could hold hopper bank feeders. None of which generally work well.
Dry fly guys? Seeking rising tout. SOme midge int eh neighborhood. Look for them circling in soft addies as well. Dry-dropper dudes are using a cluster midge, with a tiny mayfly or pink or Zebra dropper.
Streamer strippers are getting some action too. White, chartreuse, black. Smaller recently. Buggers always good in out world. Stop in for a great winter streamer selection here in Craig @ Headhunters Fly Shop.
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The Trout Spey swingers are enjoying the last couple weeks. Some non-windy days out there. That is nice. The other days are super windy. That is not nice. Skagit Style with intermediate tips, or 7.5’x2.5′ IMOW or 5×5, or try out the fantastic SA product that many are raving about. Come by and see the largest selection of Trout Spey Gear in Montana and beyond. We have well over 500 spey lines in stock. We got yer trout swing gear here in Craig. Flies, soft hackles, wets, classics, new breed spey swing flies, tips, lines, rods, demo stuff, and all the gear you may need!
Hump Day. Fool around with some gear tonight. Ohh, it may feel good!