The upper Beartooth Plateau lakes are fishing great now. The trout cruising the edges are eating dries, wet flies and small streamer patterns, especially balanced leeches. The feeder streams between lakes are also fun to fish with dry flies.
Parachute patterns work well – Adams, Purple Haze, beetles and flying ants best. Royal Trudes, elk hair caddis, small hoppers also working now.
Pack bear spray and mosquito repellent. The latter are irritatingly annoying!!
Should you want an immediate update on flows, water quality, hatches, fly suggestions, we advise you call, not email, North Fork Anglers at 307-527-7274 for that. We also suggest and recommend that you do the same for the 2022 Guided Trip season to reserve dates and guides. We are already getting bookings for late spring and summer trips in 2022. If you have your dates picked out, we urge you to get a deposit made as soon as possible so you don’t miss the chance to float or walk/wade Cody/Bighorn area rivers and streams.
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