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Yellowstone River - October 9th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 52 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Good to great fishing awaits you on the Stone right now.  Definitely quieting down around here.  On the people front that is.  The river has started to come back alive as far as we're concerned.  Yeah, sure, the AM is or can be a bit slow to get going.  Not a whole lot has changed in the past few days, really. So most anglers are either stripping streamers or going underneath with rubberlegs and droppers till things warm up a bit.  Afternoons have been showing a smattering of baetis* and fish have been up on top once those appear.  The asterisk is cuz the hatch has been weather dependant.  More clouds, not a lot of wind and there's more bugs which in turn equals more dry fly opportunities.  Sunny and/or windy and the hatch is considerably toned down.

Flies to consider flinging:


Wilcox's JC Special- olive, pheasant tail sizes 12-14
Royal Wulff- all sizes
Ausable Wulff- 12/14s
Para Wulff- Adams, BWO, purple, H&L- 12-18
Patriot 14/16
Neversink Trude- peacock as well as tan 12/14
Purple Haze sizes 12-18
Hi-vis parachute mahogany sz 14
Copper Haze 14
Turd- AKA Pat's Rubberleg Stone 6, 8, 10
Turd with a tail- yes it's a Pat's with marabou tail
Bloom's Tung Dart 14
Copper Softy 12-16
Lightning bug- silver, mirage, purple, gold 14-18
PT's- soft hackle, flashback, tungsten-they all work! 14-20
Lil Spanker- olive, PT 16/18
Bubbleback BWO 16-20
Copper John- copper, red, black 16-20
Coffee's Sparkle Minnow 4
Home Invader- black, brown 2
McCune's sculpin -natural & olive 4,8
Bow river bugger- olive/black, olive 4-8
Goblin RL 6-10
Shiela 4


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Yellowstone River - October 1st, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lots of rain again the past couple days making for some tough water conditions coming out of the Park.  Looking like the Lamar, Soda Butte, and Gardner all jumped big time yesterday.  Guessing that the Yellowstone in the Park also got whacked.  Everything else did, so why not there too?  Bringing another push of mud for sure.  So, upper Paradise Valley is pretty much out today/tomorrow.  As I write, mud is coming into the Emigrant zone.  Safety says Livingston and east.  At least the wind isn't as bad as it has been!!!!  We're only getting a 10-15MPH south/southwest wind today.  So- staying down valley:  AM is slow to get going so most are either stripping streamers or going underneath with rubberlegs and droppers till things warm up a bit.  Afternoons have been showing a smattering of baetis and fish have been up on top once those appear.  By no means have we had a really good consistent hatch though.   Hoping that fills in!

Flies to consider flinging:

Chubby- tan, olive, purple, gold
Wilcox's JC Special- olive, pheasant tail
Royal Wulff
Ausable Wulff
Para Wulff- Adams, BWO, purple, H&L
Patriot
Neversink Trude- peacock as well as tan
Purple Haze sizes 12-18
Hi-vis parachute mahogany sz 14
Copper Haze 14
Cinnamon Power Ant
Turd- AKA Pat's Rubberleg Stone
Turd with a tail- yes it's a Pat's with marabou tail
Bloom's Tung Dart
Copper Softy
Lightning bug- silver, mirage, purple, gold
PT's- soft hackle, flashback, tungsten-they all work!
Lil Spanker- olive, PT
Bubbleback BWO
Copper John- copper, red, black
Coffee's Sparkle Minnow
Home Invader- black, brown
McCune's sculpin -natural & olive
Bow river bugger- olive/black, olive
Goblin RL
Shiela


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Yellowstone River - September 28th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Word of the day is WIND.  Today, tomorrow, and Monday things are looking like they are going to blow!  Water is fine.  Good clarity and fish have been back on the regular fall stuff.  AM is slow to get going so most are either stripping streamers or going underneath with rubberlegs and droppers till things warm up a bit.  Afternoons have been showing a smattering of baetis and fish have been up on top once those appear.  By no means have we had a really good consistent hatch though.   Hoping that fills in!

Flies to consider flinging:

Chubby- tan, olive, purple, gold
Wilcox's JC Special- olive, pheasant tail
Royal Wulff
Ausable Wulff
Para Wulff- Adams, BWO, purple, H&L
Patriot
Neversink Trude- peacock as well as tan
Purple Haze sizes 12-18
Hi-vis parachute mahogany sz 14
Copper Haze 14
Cinnamon Power Ant
Turd- AKA Pat's Rubberleg Stone
Turd with a tail- yes it's a Pat's with marabou tail
Bloom's Tung Dart
Copper Softy
Lightning bug- silver, mirage, purple, gold
PT's- soft hackle, flashback, tungsten-they all work!
Lil Spanker- olive, PT
Bubbleback BWO
Copper John- copper, red, black
Coffee's Sparkle Minnow
Home Invader- black, brown
McCune's sculpin -natural & olive
Bow river bugger- olive/black, olive
Goblin RL
Shiela


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Yellowstone River - September 22nd, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Getting back on track.  Water clarity is over 2 feet here in the upper Paradise Valley and things are settling back to more normal.  There's still a tinge of color to the river, but it's getting far better!  Mud is still going to plague the lower river east of Livingston for a couple days yet as it flushes downstream.  Here in the valley, you may find a few trout willing to eat a well presented dry on top.  Consistently though, it's going to be "down under" an indicator that will see the most action.  Or on streamers.  Think rubberlegs of various colors/sizes and a mix of smaller droppers.  Baetis nymphs as well as hecubas are present so PTs, copper johns, lightning bugs and more (see the list below) will work.

Flies to consider flinging:
Pav's Y'stoner Hopper in Peach or Tan small sizes
Morrish Hopper- we likey small pink
Rainy's Foam Hopper (talk about throwback....)
Whitecloud hopper in peach, and small
Freddie
Sweetgrass Hopper
Fatboy Hopper
Barrett's Cricket
Bloom's cricket
Micro Frank- black
Neversink Trude- peacock as well as tan
Purple Haze sizes 12-16
Hi-vis parachute mahogany sz 14
Copper Haze 14
Cinnamon Power Ant
Tiger Beetle
River God Beetle
Bloom's Flying Para Ant
Turd- AKA Pat's Rubberleg Stone
Turd with a tail- yes it's a Pat's with marabou tail
Bloom's Tung Dart
TB softhackle PT
Copper Softy
Lightning bug
FB PT
Lil Spanker
Coffee's Sparkle Minno
Home Invader- naatural
McCune's sculpin -natural & olive
Goblin
Shiela


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Yellowstone River - September 19th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 76 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Not an advisable choice today ( or possibly the next several days...) The Stone is blown out from the pounding rain that the Park has taken.  Seriously, this one may take until this weekend to sort out and flush through.

Flies to consider flinging:
Pav's Y'stoner Hopper in Peach or Tan small sizes
Morrish Hopper- we likey small pink
Rainy's Foam Hopper (talk about throwback....)
Whitecloud hopper in peach, and small
Freddie
Sweetgrass Hopper
Fatboy Hopper
Barrett's Cricket
Bloom's cricket
Micro Frank- black
Neversink Trude- peacock as well as tan
Purple Haze sizes 12-16
Hi-vis parachute mahogany sz 14
Copper Haze 14
Cinnamon Power Ant
Tiger Beetle
River God Beetle
Bloom's Flying Para Ant
Turd- AKA Pat's Rubberleg Stone
Turd with a tail- yes it's a Pat's with marabou tail
Bloom's Tung Dart
TB softhackle PT
Copper Softy
Lightning bug
FB PT
Lil Spanker
Coffee's Sparkle Minno
Home Invader- naatural
McCune's sculpin -natural & olive
Goblin
Shiela


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Yellowstone River - September 12th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Still plugging along here on the Stone.  Seems we're caught just a bit between fits and starts of "fall".  A couple days ago it was cool, cloudy, and sputtering rain.  River has been mostly clear, though a few plugs of off colored water have come through in the upper valley.  Smaller parachutes as well as Ants and beetles have been good pretty much start to finish.  Sure would be good to see some real fall weather move in... Going down?  Under the bobber is still a good choice if you can't get 'em to eat on top.  Go to is still an olive bugger (goblin) or on Pat's Rubberlegs in brown, tan/brown, orange/brown as well as olive.  Adding a spicy little dropper has also ramped up the counts.  Both whitey as well as some good trout. 

Flies to consider flinging:
Pav's Y'stoner Hopper in Peach or Tan small sizes
Morrish Hopper- we likey small pink
Rainy's Foam Hopper (talk about throwback....)
Whitecloud hopper in peach, and small
Freddie
Sweetgrass Hopper
Fatboy Hopper
Barrett's Cricket
Bloom's cricket
Micro Frank- black
Neversink Trude- peacock as well as tan
Purple Haze sizes 12-16
Hi-vis parachute mahogany sz 14
Copper Haze 14
Cinnamon Power Ant
Tiger Beetle
River God Beetle
Bloom's Flying Para Ant
Turd- AKA Pat's Rubberleg Stone
Turd with a tail- yes it's a Pat's with marabou tail
Bloom's Tung Dart
TB softhackle PT
Copper Softy
Lightning bug
FB PT
Lil Spanker
Coffee's Sparkle Minno
Home Invader- naatural
McCune's sculpin -natural & olive
Goblin
Shiela


Open 7 days a week, Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information.