June on Blackfoot River– Salmonflies, Golden Stones, Green Drakes
Some of the Biggest trout that will come to the dry fly will happen in June on the Blackfoot River in June. Salmonflies hatch sometime in June depending on flows and temperature. It is closely watched by the Missoula Fly fishing guide community, because we all know that hitting the hatch will give us one of the top guided Montana fly fishing days of the season. June fly fishing on the Blackfoot river is also blessed with great hatches of Golden Stones and Green Drakes. June has plentiful big bug options for the fly angler looking to combine scenery with deep in the Rocky Mountains scenery.
July – August on Blackfoot River- Attractors, Mayflies, Dawn Fly Fishing Patrol
For so many reasons we love to start our guided Blackfoot River fly fishing trips earlier in the Mid Summer. While the light is off the water the big fish on the Blackfoot are more confident in taking the streamer or dry fly. That angling success coupled with sunrises streaking through the pines and canyon walls make mornings on the Blackfoot River special. The Blackfoot River’s strength is its dry fly action. We can count on each day fish coming to the fly regardless of angling skill set. We love to start beginning fly fishing anglers on a guided trip on the Blackfoot River. We know they are going to have plenty of opportunities to learn and catch Montana trout. Mainly the fly fishing here is with attractor/dropper rigs prospecting style, but for the advanced fly fishing angler the streamer fishing can be a highlight of a guided Missoula fly fishing trip. We also have a great push of PMDs and Caddis lasting all summer and on the right day the angler with the smallest fly catches the biggest fish.
Montana Weather – Highs in the 70s, Lows in the 40s
September – October on Blackfoot River– Streamers, Olives, October Caddis
The Blackfoot River continues into the Fall as a prospector style fishery. As we head into October Blue Wing Olives start to play a important roles and can produce reliable pods of rising trout. The emergence of October Caddis starts to get our fall fish locked into a plentiful food item and keeps the big dry fly bite going. The Blackfoot River has an outstanding forage base for our top end predator trout so the streamer angler is always in the game.
Montana Weather – Highs in the 60s, Lows in the 30s