Fishing Reports

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Yellowstone River - October 23rd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 64 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 10/23/14
The last week or so we have been experiencing bright sun with unusually warm weather and a heck of a lot of wind. The forcast for the weekend looks good though. Saturday may be a bit warm but Sunday is calling for cooler more fall-like weather. Baetis patterns in adults and emergers will be good patterns to have when the hatch happens. We have been hearing reports of fish being taken on streamers as well but the angler's really have to work for these fish. The key to streamers is change it up. Experiment with different colors and retrive patterns until you find one that works. The nymph rig will also get you some fish. Dead drift your favorite streamer with a midge larva dropper.

Recommended Flies
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Goddard Caddis sz 14-16
Parachute Madam X sz 12-16
Stimulator sz 8-14
Purple Haze sz 12-18
Olive Haze sz 10-12
Turck's Tarantula sz 12-16
Jimmy Zee sz 12-16
Wilcox's JC Special sz 12-16
Everything Stone sz 8-12
Unabomber sz 8-12
Prince Nymph sz 14-16
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Cheech's Leech sz 2-4
Bow River Bugger sz 4-8
JJ Special sz 4-8
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18
Lightning bugs sz 16-18
Zebra Midge Black, Red sz 18
RS2 Olive sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing Emerger Olive sz 18-20


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Gallatin River - October 11th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 57 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/11/14
The Gallatin has been fishing pretty good the last few days. Baetis and small mayfly attractors will be your best bet on top. Sub-surface tactics will also produce a number of good fish. Streamers, baetis nymphs, buggers, and midge larva are all good flies to use under the indicator or swung. Fishing has been best late morning into the afternoon. Look for cloudy conditions for the best fishing.

Recommended Flies

Parachute Adams sz 16-18
Parachute Purple Haze sz 16-18
Sparkle Spinner BWO sz 18-22
3 Dollar Dip sz 16-20
Shop Vac sz 16-20
Short Wing Emerger BWO sz 16-20
Prince Nymph sz 14-18
Lightning Bugs sz 16-18
Pat's Rubberlegs sz 10-14
Slumpbusters sz 8-10
Zonkers sz 4-8
McCunes Sculpin sz 6
JJ Special sz 6-10

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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - October 11th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 10/11/14
No better time to be in the park. Still. The Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole rivers are all fishing well. The Firehole had a bit of a slow down due to the warmer temps last week but the temperatures look good now and should stay that way for a while. Baetis and Caddis in their various stages will get fish to eat along with streamers, buggers. A great time to try a traditional way of nymphing using soft hackles and swinging them down and accross to big running browns looking for a snack. The north east corner has been fishing pretty well as we make are way further into fall. We are hearing reports of fish still eating hoppers on the Lamar and Slough. Until we get that freeze these bugs will still be around. The forcast is calling for cooler temps and possibility of rain which means good fishing.

Recommended Flies:
Parachute Hopper sz 8-14
Morrish Hopper sz 8-14
CFO ant sz 10-14
Elk Hair Caddis sz 14-18
X-2 Caddis sz 16-18
Goddard Caddis sz 14-18
Translucent Caddis sz 14-18
Sparkle Pupa sz 14-18
Mangy Caddis sz 14-18
HiViz Adams sz 14-18
Gunnison Green Drake sz 12-14
Purple Haze sz 14-18
Split case PMD sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18
Prince Nymph sz 14-18
Pheasant tail Softhackle sz 14-18
Chubby Chernobyls sz 6-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Tungsten Golden Stone sz 8-12
20 Incher Stone sz 8-12
Wooly Buggers sz 6-12
Slumpbusters sz 6-10
Zonkers sz 4-8

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Madison River - Lower - October 11th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 49 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 10/11/14
The flows on the lower have been fluctuating a bit lately making it a little difficult for anglers. The most consistant action has been with either a double nymph rig with a crayfish and a baetis nymph, or stripping and swinging streamers. The dry fly bite is inconsistant but it doesn't hurt to have a few patterns with you in case the baetis come off. The forcast is calling for cool, cloudy, and even rainy weather which should make for some excellent fishing.

Recommended Flies
McKnight's Home Invader sz 2-6
Coffey's Sparkle Minnow sz 4-6
AW Smoke Bead Bugger sz 2-4
Clouser Cray sz 4-8
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
Lightning Bug sz 12-16
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 12-14
Copper Softy sz 14-16
Psycho Prince sz 14-18
Gallop's Ant Acid sz 14-16
Zonkers sz 4-8
Parachute Adam sz 14-18
Parachute Purple Haze sz 14-18
Transitional Dun BWO sz 16-20


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Madison River - Upper - October 11th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 52 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/11/2014
The flows on the Madison are looking a little below normal but temps have been good. Fishing has been good with reports of nice trout being taken on streamers and nymphs. The whitefish bite is strong and you will be able to catch a lot of these guys right now. The trout are mixed in so just keep on fishing and try different looking water than your usual. Dry flies have been slow but under an indicator with a double nymph rig or a streamer dropper rig will get the job done. Stripping streamers and buggers can produce fish as well.

Recommended Flies
Purple Haze sz 14-16
Copper Haze sz 12-16
HiViz River God sz 14-16
Rusty Spinner sz 14-16
Pat's Rubberlegs, Blk/Brn, Brn sz 6-10
Twenty-Incher stone sz 6-10
Mangy Caddis sz 14-16
LaFontaine's Caddis Pupa sz 12-14
Morrish's Super Pupa sz 14
Psycho Prince sz 10-14
Lightning bug sz 12-16
Serendipity sz 14-18
Flashback PT sz 16-18
McCunes Sculpin sz 4-8
Flash-a-Bugger sz 6-10
Sex Dungeon sz 2
Zonkers sz 4-8
Shelia's Sculpin sz 4


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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - October 11th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 10/11/14
The Spring Creeks again have been fishing very well which is to be expected for this time of year. Midge and baeits nymph patterns will be your best flies with long light tippet. Have a few adult and emerger patterns in the box with you in case of the hatch. Fishing has been best late morining until dark. If the fish seem picky and are not going for the nymphs it is still worth searching with a beetle or ant pattern. Until we get a hard freeze these bugs will be around. The forcast is calling for showers and cooler weather the next couple of days so fishing sould be good!

Recommended Flies:
Harrop's Flying Ant sz 18-20, Red and Black
Tiger Beetle sz 16
Sidewinder midge pupa sz 20-22
Zebra Midge sz 18 Black
Skinny Nelson sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18
Parachute Adams sz 18
Harrop's Short Wing emerger BWO sz 18-20
Sparkle Dun BWO sz 18-20

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