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Great early season fishing.

Capt. William De Shaw
March 7, 2008
Jefferson River - Freshwater Fishing Report

Look for some great early season fishing on the Jefferson, and other southwest Montana rivers. We were blessed with a good winter for snow, and the snowpack is above normal in most of the drainages in SW Montana. Before runoff (March-April) you can expect some good fishing with large nymphs under a strike indicator. Girdle Bugs (rubber legs) work good, and you can also use a large Flashabuggar. I like to use 2 flies, with the large pattern as the upper fly, and use a Prince on the bottom. ( Or something similar) Hatches are hit and miss during the early season, but you may see some early Mayflies. Snow flies, or midges, are very common. Caddis start up the first part of May, and you can catch this hatch right before high water starts depending on the year.
Call, or email for more info.
Good Fishing,
Bill De Shaw

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Fly fishing SW Montana rivers by driftboat. Specializing in "off the beaten path" trips. William O. De Shaw is recent author of the book: Fly Fishing Secrets To Live By And for catching LARGE TROUT. A Professional Guide Service serving fly fishing anglers since 1979. Price includes guide service and lunch for 2 anglers.

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De Shaw Outfitters
196 Fish Creek Rd
Whitehall, MT 59759
Phone: 406-579-9445
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