Water quality and temperatures are good on the Clarks Fork.
A mix of the smaller dries and nymphs recommended for Dead Indian, Sunlight and Crandall Creeks will be good on the upper Clarks Fork, too. Expect to see some late summer mayflies showing up, too. Always fun on the upper Clarks Fork, which is truly a dry fly river.
Access is good along the road from Painter Store Bridge to Cooke City, Montana. Watch for bears and keep mosquito repellent handy. Wading is still a challenge below Lake Creek’s confluence.
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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