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BobbygMay 28th, 2010, 11:42 am
North Carolina

Posts: 36
I'm going to be out in Montana visiting family from August 15th to the 22nd. This is about a month earlier than my normal yearly trip.
Other than hoppers and other terrestials can you guys suggest some flies I might want to have handy?

Tentatively I'll be fishing the Sun, Missouri, Rock Creek, and hopefully a couple of small streams.

Thanks for any help!!

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after."

- Henry David Thoreau
CaseyPMay 28th, 2010, 2:40 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
tricos 18-22 or so, duns and spinners
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
JOHNWMay 28th, 2010, 3:28 pm
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
For the MO'
#16-18 parachute ants
#16-20 grifiths gnats or bivisibles
#18-20 Lightning bugs
#16-18 spent tan caddis
and if you must tricos

The big draw is in fact the tricos but they hit the water in such large numbers that the fish frequently feed in big gulps as opposed to selectively feeding on single or double spinners. A guide friend put me on to the trick of fishing something a little bigger and more visible. WHile I was a little reluctant at first I figured the guy spends 200+ days on the river he probably knows a thing or two. Unbelievably ;) it worked and I nailed 3 slurpers in short order.

I can't really speak to the others but I have heard the sun is a good attractor river.
Hope that helps.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
MotroutMay 28th, 2010, 6:43 pm
Posts: 319
If you're headed up to Montana, have plenty of attractor patterns. There is no substitute up on the Montana freestones for stimulators and Ugly Radimus. Add some Royal Wullfs, Elk Hair Caddis, Stonefly Nymphs, and Adams, and you've got everything you need for the freestoners most of the time. The fish just aren't that selective in the faster moving rivers up there- you have to match the hatch down in the Missouri quite a bit more though. The real technical streams like the MO aren't as enjoyable in my humble opinion-the freestoners are where it's at. Rock Creek is awesome, and while you are in that area, I'd hit the Blackfoot and Bitteroot as well.

And don't forget to fish a few small, unknown feeder creeks-I know I enjoy that more than anything else. If you can find a couple deep pools on any little mountain creek, you can catch brookies and cutthroat in complete solitude.
"I don't know what fly fishing teaches us, but I think it's something we need to know."-John Gierach
VinlflyfishJune 5th, 2010, 5:13 pm
northern cambria

Posts: 42
do u no any for the north east
trout; a mans best friend

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