Big Hole River
The Big Hole River begins outside of Wisdom by feeder creeks around Skinner Meadows and flows like an upside down horse shoe for 165 miles to its confluence with the Jefferson River. From ice out in March we begin our guide season chasing the Skwalla hatch on the lower river and then jumping up to the top to target the big browns who have migrated up there for the spring feast. The Big Hole River holds most all of the classic western hatches. From Salmon flies, golden stones, skwallas, Drakes, PMD's, sallies, and an incredible Mother's Day caddis hatch, you can see multiple hatches coming off at once. This classic freestone river is also the last strong hold for the arctic fluvial grayling in the 48. If you are a dry fly enthusiast, this is a must see river.