Montana fishing report: Cooler temperatures can trigger better fishing

The temperature change from the hot, dry days of summer usually triggers better fishing and can also make a day trip more enjoyable, as anglers aren’t battling the heat themselves. Remember to bring a jacket this time of the year, so if it does get a little chilly or you end up staying a little later you’ll be comfortable.

It is fishing really well on dry flies. Elk-Hair Caddis, PMD and spruce moths will all work. There are tricos, too. Steady dry-fly fishing begins at 11 a.m. and lasts most of the day. Hoppers and terrestrials are also working. A hopper-dropper is effective. A Two-Bit Hooker is a good dropper, as is a smaller Pheasant Tail. A small Prince Nymph will also work as a dropper. In the morning, use a Sunken Trico at Poindexter Slough and in the afternoon switch to hoppers and ants, before using caddis in the evening.

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