The Upper Clarks Fork (upstream from Painter Bridge to MT State line) main stem of the river is low but in great condition.
Please do not try floating this section even in a kayak. There are waterfalls and dropoffs one cannot see from the road.
Bead head nymphs size 8-18 are working well – North Fork Specials tan or black, prince, pheasant tail, copper John’s, zebra midges, hare’s ears and soft hackles all work. Dry fly action is best using attractor patterns such as elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, royal trudes or Wulffs, small yellow stimulators, ants, beetles and small hopper patterns.
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