jim on the Bitterroot 2022

This Spring of 2022 has been a bit colder than normal but we have had some nice windows offering excellent fishing.


We started out on the Missouri in March where we were more winter fishing, pink scuds, amex, nymphing some midge stuff and put some awesome bows in the net.  Late March/ early April lined up some real good skwala fishing on the Bitterroot and Clark Fork.  Early to mid April got ice cold. Fortunately we have warmed considerably and have been facing some decent march brown, BWO’s, and pretty good streamer fishing. We’ve been typically dropping SJ worms and perdigon jigs that resemble mayflies under a dry fly with pretty good success.  If it’s cloudy clip off the dropper the dry fly fishing is solid. The nymphing on the Missouri has been improving with those post spawn fish starting to reset following warmer water temperatures.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed and hopefully fish the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, and Blackfoot here through early May before the water gets too high and muddy from the Spring snow pack. We then are one the MO for a month or so.

Our snow pack currently looks good and the last few days we’ve had some added moisture.

I hope you enjoy some of our Spring 2022 photos

Brooks and Co. @Troutzoola Montana Fly Fishing.