Beaverhead Ranch Fly Fishing- Private Waters
Incredible Fly Fishing, Beautiful Scenery and Solitude!
Let us take you on a memorable excursion to the Beaverhead Ranch fly fishing for trophy trout. A quality flyfishing adventure that’s going to reward you with plenty of trout and a memorable trip. It twists and turns through the willow lined river bottom, cut banks lined with beautiful willows, and cottonwood trees, perfect habitat for wild wary trout.
We walk/wade the river which makes for a nice slow pace that’s fun and relaxing. No need to rush to the next spot, you have the property all to yourself. We walk the banks of the hog pond in the mornings sight fishing bank cruisers with dry flies, dry/dropper rigs and other stillwater favorites. This is an exciting technique to fish because it’s all visual. We set up on these fish like you would a Bonefish on the flats. We get in front of the fish and lead the fish by 5 or 10 feet and watch them come to the fly. When the sun gets high, we’ll drop the boat in and do some deep nymphing with jigs and chironomids.
Book a day on the Beaverhead Ranch with one of FishTales Outfitting’s expert guides and enjoy a relaxing and exciting day you’ll never forget!
The Ranch is 1,400 deeded acres with 3.1+ miles of the Beaverhead River frontage. A dry bluff runs the west boundary of the ranch and offers many spectacular views that will take your breath away, including a historical buffalo jump used by Native Americans who inhabited this area long ago.
The large 25 acre pond sits near the center of the ranch and is loaded with large rainbow and brown trout in the 20″ to 27″ class. A lovely little side channel bisects the property as well, adding even more water to cast your fly. The river bottom has stands of mature cottonwoods and thick willows. The habitat for wildlife is incredible and the fishing resources are seemingly endless.
From early pre run-off action that can be lightning-fast on streamers and nymphs, to picture perfect summer days of fishing dry flies slow and methodical, the “Ranch” is a special place.
The river fishes much like the rest of the Beaverhead. Weare able to drive through the ranch to some of the spots depending on irrigation and walk upstream to the rest of its winding path that offers countless turns and buckets holding mostly wild browns however, there are a few rainbows as well. Streamers dries and nymphing are all tactics that you might encounter. Hatches include Baetis, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, and great hopper fishing.
On the pond, we approach these bank cruising bruisers much like you might be bonefishing the saltwater flats but with dry flies or crawfish patterns. We walk the banks looking for a cruiser and get into position in front of the fish and lead the fish so the cast doesn’t spook fish. This allows the fly to be the first thing the fish sees as it approaches. It’s a tricky game that gets about 5 out of 10 interested fish to eat and you have to be ready for plenty of refusals. However, when you see that fish eat, be ready and hold on because it’s kind of like lassoing a freight train.
PMD Sparkle Dun
Biot Parachute PMD
CDC PMD Dun
PMD Sawyer or Limestone Cripple
CDC Yellow Sally
Sizes vary from #14-22 depending on specific hatch’s and water conditions.
Beadhead Pheasant Tail
Mitchell Split Back
Psycho May Fly Nymph
Soft Hackle Sow Bug
Bow River Bugger
Coffey’s Sparkle Minnow
Stalcup’s Flash Fry