Sunrise on the Blackfoot River
THE BLACKFOOT RIVER:
Imortalized by Norman McLean's "A River Runs Through It", the Blackfoot and the valley through which it runs has become not only a Blue Ribbon fishery, but a standard for land and river conservation and maintenence in Western Montana. Here is a river for the novice fisherman; the fish are aggressive and come readily to the fly.
Hatches here aren't as dense as on many rivers, but the fish will rise boldly when feeding actively on the surface. Truly a recreational river, one must be aware of the various craft on the water - rafts, canoes, kayaks and inner tubes areall reasons to keep one eye up stream.
With tremendous riverbed characteristics, boulders and cut banks, the Blackfoot is ideal for the wader and floater alike. Dries, streamers and nymphs are all good choices for this legendary water.