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River Report – Jan 21, 2015 – GoFlyfishMontana.com

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Dave Blackburn

River Flow: 4000 cfs, river temp 40 degrees

Hatches: Chironomids and Little Blue Quills

Effective Patterns: Split wing purple midge, Small Adams, pheasant-tail nymphs, Wooly Bugger , Dark Sculpins, Kokanee Zonkers

Guide Report: A few fish taken on Streamers this past sunday in the upper river, some large rainbows taken in the last couple of weeks.

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About dave

Dave Blackburn started tying flies and fly fishing at the age of 10 and has been fishing and guiding the Kootenai River in Montana for more than 25 years. He graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Forest Resource Management with an emphasis on water quality and aquatic ecology. He traveled westward and ended up in Montana on the banks of the Kootenai in 1981 where he now resides with his wife, Tammy. He is on the board of directors of the Kootenai Valley Trout Club. He has been a past director of the the Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana and the Montana Council of Trout Unlimited. Dave chaired the Upper Kootenai River Preservation Society, which was instrumental in defeating the Jennings Rapids Dam project. Dave is a FFF-certified casting instructor and a contract tyer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He teaches fly tying and fly fishing at Flathead Community College. His photos and articles have appeared in Flyfisherman, Fly Rod and Reel, and The Flyfisher magazines.