Even YellowStoneFly editor from the Idaho Fly Fishers blog learns new things every time he goes fly fishing. On a recent trip to the Big Horn River in south central Montana, only a stone's throw from Wyoming, I learned that in the dog days of summer trout are not leader shy even in extremely low and clear water. In late afternoon here, and in many western waters, hoppers fly off the banks in droves particularly when winds pick up. Fly fishing Idaho and Montana river banks can produce some explosive strikes and very large fish. Fish your hopper right on the bank, but I must say I have even caught some lunkers in the middle of large waters this time of year.
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Thanks for looking and remember to fly fish Idaho this year if possible. It truly is worth the trip to our beautiful country. The Idaho Fly Fishers Association is waiting for you.
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