The Bighorn River is in full summer swing and the dry fly action is heating up. Anglers are finding decent hatches of PMD spinners in the morning, Yellow Sallies mid day and Black Caddis from about noon to dark. There are even some Tricos showing up in the early hours. Check out this phots of Gary with a beautiful 20" brown caught on a size 20 rusty spinner. Shawn McClure, his guide, put him on this bad boy and Gary made a perfect cast in some tough wind conditions. Atta baby Gary! This is a great time to visit us if you love fishing with dries.
The nymph program still remains strong. The old reliable Wire Worm with a Soft Hackle Pink Sow Bug is still hard to beat, but Bighorn anglers are also doing well with Quill Nymphs, Caddis Pupa patterns, Split Case PMDs, Wonder Nymphs and olive Pheasant Tails.
If you want to try something different, a Hopper witn a Black Ant dropper is always a hoot fished to the bank. Those big splashy takes are always my favorite. Any angler no matter what your skill level will have a good time right now at the Bighorn River Lodge so see if you can find a few days and start packing! Remember EAT, SLEEP, FISH.
See you on the River!