Spring Fly Fishing : BWO’s – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
Close x

Category_Vintage -

Spring Fly Fishing : BWO’s

Spring is Coming

Birds chirping, warming weather, baetis hatching, and trout rising are all promising indicators that spring has arrived in Bozeman. We may not be there quite yet, but after the last few days, we can feel it. Dry fly fishing reports have been picking up the last few days between the Madison, Gallatin, and even the Yellowstone. If you have the chance to get out on an overcast, windless day this week, odds are you will find a significant baetis hatch and trout eating these tasty insects on the waters surface. With dry fly fishing finally thinking about picking up here are our Bozeman fly shop’s five favorite patterns for fly fishing the BWO hatch.

Top 5 BWO Dry Fly Patterns

CDC Baetis Emerger BWO Quill Body Parachute

BWO CDC Comparadun BWO Parachute Rusty Profile Spinner

1. CDC Beatis Emerger 2. BWO Quill Body Parachute

3. BWO CDC Comparadun 4. BWO Parachute 5. Rusty Parachute Spinner

Don’t forget that we have killer deals on flies right now and online “Drive By Select” options for each Bozeman area river. Buy online and select “in store pickup” for curbside delivery to help us practice our best social distancing!

Quickly get flies for pickup for each river right here!

Upper Madison

Lower Madison




Check our fishing reports before heading out to know exactly what to expect when you hit the river.