Guide, Outfitter and chief bottle washer for the Tackle Shop. Recently developing his inter web ninja skills.
Well spring has finally showed up in the Madison Valley and we could not be happier. Temps are forecast to be in the 70 this weekend.
Each year about this time a great natural wonder happens. A huge hatch of small dark caddis happen on most of the western rivers. These small caddis or Brachycentrus americanus hatch in huge numbers and are the first really big hatch of the year. Some years runoff comes early and the hatch happens without a single fish being caught. But, on other years when the water stays in shape this hatch produces some of the best dry fly fishing of the year. To be successful you only need a few flies and the perfect timing.
Good weather is on the horizon and the Madison River is in Go Mode. Good fishing can be had river wide.