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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - August 21st, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Very respectable fishing in the Park for the middle of August.  Typical NE area is still THE place to be.  Although all the rivers are getting low and to some degree warm in water temps.  You should be able to find fish eating everything from foamy long legged stonefly/hopper patterns to PMDs and Drakes, caddis, etc.    Hoppers & other terrestrials are definitely going and any the fish arekeying in on them. Nocturnal stones are also very much a big deal right now.

Which location to go to?  Slough has been good but getting hit pretty hard.  Not a bad idea to "reverse think" the folks at the trailhead.  Instead of going up to the meadows, go down. Fish below the campground down to the confluence with the Lamar!  Heard parachute Adams worked awesome the other day.  As for the Lamar itself- those willing to walk AWAY from the road may have a more meaningful experience....  Above the confluence with the Soda Butte, there are good pools to be found all with nice Cutties willing to rise.  On the Butte- finding water with meaningful depth and structure has been the key.  Seems a lot has been scoured out.  But there's still good stuff there.  Other ideas???  Upper Gardner Hole, Wintergreen Creek, Couger Creek, and Blacktail all are grreat brookie water and likely to not have the angler pressure that the big 3 get.  Just saying.

A little cooler weather is on its way for the middle of the week. a high of 68 and 50% chance of showers on wed. the 15th, no mud please... 

Flies du Jour:
Chubbies in tan, olive
S. Fork Chernobyl
RL Stimi
Al's Glommer (oops! Matson said keep this one a secret,to late now!
JC Special
Gunnison Green Drake
Green Paradrake
Royal Wulff
PMD extended body parachute
PMD Comparadun
Parachute Adams
Purple Haze
Elk hair caddis
EC caddis
Bloom's Caddis
Bloom's Para Flying Ant black, cinnamon
River God beetle
Chubby Muffin cicada
Red san juan worm
Morrish dirty bird
Crystal Serendipity
King prince


We have an excellent selection of Park Waters flies as well as licenses, Non-toxic shot and all other fly flinging needs here at the shop,  Be SURE to stop by on your way!  We'll HAPPILY help you with where to go and how to do it.  Open 7 days a week 8-6:00 till 5:00 on Sun. at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - August 13th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 84 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Good to very good reports coming from the Park as of late.  The mud situation on the Lamar and Soda Butte has cleared over the weekend and both locations are fishing quite well. It doesn't sound like we updated this report but this happened last week as well. You should be able to find fish eating everything from foamy long legged stonefly/hopper patterns to PMDs and Drakes, caddis, etc.  It's all a matter of timing!  Slough creek has been very good as well. Some days tons of anglers, others not nearly so much. Those willing to hike will reap the benies! Hoppers are going and actually present in any kind of numbers for the fish to actually start keying in on them.

A little cooler weather is on its way for the middle of the week. a high of 68 and 50% chance of showers on wed. the 15th, no mud please... 

Flies du Jour:
Chubbies in tan, olive
S. Fork Chernobyl
RL Stimi
Al's Glommer (oops! Matson said keep this one a secret,to late now!
JC Special
Gunnison Green Drake
Green Paradrake
Royal Wulff
PMD extended body parachute
PMD Comparadun
Parachute Adams
Purple Haze
Elk hair caddis
EC caddis
Bloom's Caddis
Bloom's Para Flying Ant black, cinnamon
River God beetle
Chubby Muffin cicada
Red san juan worm
Morrish dirty bird
Crystal Serendipity
King prince


We have an excellent selection of Park Waters flies as well as licenses, Non-toxic shot and all other fly flinging needs here at the shop,  Be SURE to stop by on your way!  We'll HAPPILY help you with where to go and how to do it.  Open 7 days a week 8-6:00 till 5:00 on Sun. at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - August 2nd, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 84 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Good to very good reports coming from the Park as of late.  The mud situation on the Lamar and Soda Butte has cleared over the weekend and both locations are fishing quite well. It doesn't sound like we updated this report but this happened last week as well. You should be able to find fish eating everything from foamy long legged stonefly/hopper patterns to PMDs and Drakes, caddis, etc.  It's all a matter of timing!  Slough creek has been very good as well. Some days tons of anglers, others not nearly so much. Those willing to hike will reap the benies! Hoppers are going and actually present in any kind of numbers for the fish to actually start keying in on them.

A little cooler weather is on its way for the middle of the week. a high of 68 and 50% chance of showers on wed. the 15th, no mud please... 

Flies du Jour:
Chubbies in tan, olive
S. Fork Chernobyl
RL Stimi
Al's Glommer (oops! Matson said keep this one a secret,to late now!
JC Special
Gunnison Green Drake
Green Paradrake
Royal Wulff
PMD extended body parachute
PMD Comparadun
Parachute Adams
Purple Haze
Elk hair caddis
EC caddis
Bloom's Caddis
Bloom's Para Flying Ant black, cinnamon
River God beetle
Chubby Muffin cicada
Red san juan worm
Morrish dirty bird
Crystal Serendipity
King prince


We have an excellent selection of Park Waters flies as well as licenses, Non-toxic shot and all other fly flinging needs here at the shop,  Be SURE to stop by on your way!  We'll HAPPILY help you with where to go and how to do it.  Open 7 days a week 8-6:00 till 5:00 on Sun. at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - August 2nd, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 84 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Good to very good reports coming from the Park as of late.  The mud situation on the Lamar and Soda Butte has cleared over the weekend and both locations are fishing quite well.  You should be able to find fish eating everything from foamy long legged stonefly/hopper patterns to PMDs and Drakes, caddis, etc in between.  It's all a matter of timing!  Slough creek has been  very good as well.  Some days tons of anglers, others not nearly so much.  Those willing to hike will reap the benies! Hoppers are just getting going and actually present in any kind of numbers for the fish to actually start keying in on them.

A little cooler weather is on its way for the later half of this week and the weekend.  Good!  We'll take it.  Keep an eye to the skies however as with the weather maybe some disturbances that manifest into PM T-storms.  Hopefully no mud this time around.

Flies du Jour:
Chubbies in tan, olive
S. Fork Chernobyl
RL Stimi
Al's Glommer
JC Special
Gunnison Green Drake
Green Paradrake
Royal Wulff
PMD extended body parachute
PMD Comparadun
Parachute Adams
Purple Haze
Elk hair caddis
EC caddis
Bloom's Caddis
Bloom's Para Flying Ant black, cinnamon
River God beetle
Chubby Muffin cicada
Red san juan worm
Morrish dirty bird
Crystal Serendipity
King prince


We have an excellent selection of Park Waters flies as well as licenses, Non-toxic shot and all other fly flinging needs here at the shop,  Be SURE to stop by on your way!  We'll HAPPILY help you with where to go and how to do it.  Open 7 days a week 8-6:00 at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - July 27th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 76 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Looking like a bit of a slower couple of days here in the NE Kingdom of Slough, Lamar, & Soda Butte.  Hot sunny weather day after day has things a bit on the tougher side.  Still, plenty of good fish will be eating.  Will you  be in the right place at that time?  Lamar and Soda Butte will find fish eating everything from foamy long legged stonefly/hopper patterns to PMDs and Drakes, caddis, etc in between.  It's all a matter of timing!  Slough creek has been so covered up with anglers, it's hard to tell.  But, there have been moments there as well.  We'll consider this a bit of a transition week on the big bug fishing.  Hoppers are just getting going and actually present in any kind of numbers for the fish to actually start keying in on them.

One thing to keep in mind the next day or so is the weather.  We're supposed to have some more moisture in the upper air flows as the monsoonal weather from Arizona and the SWest actually makes it's way to MT.  There are pretty good chances of T-storms for today and tomorrow PM and if they come to fruition, well, there's a good chance we'll see some mud plug events in the coming days.  It'll be good in respect of cooling things off, but it will also our daily fishing pattern possibly a bit harder to predict.

Flies du Jour:
Chubbies in tan, olive
S. Fork Chernobyl
RL Stimi
Al's Glommer
JC Special
Gunnison Green Drake
Green Paradrake
Royal Wulff
PMD extended body parachute
PMD Comparadun
Parachute Adams
Purple Haze
Elk hair caddis
EC caddis
Bloom's Caddis
Bloom's Para Flying Ant black, cinnamon
River God beetle
Chubby Muffin cicada
Red san juan worm
Morrish dirty bird
Crystal Serendipity
King prince


We have an excellent selection of Park Waters flies as well as licenses, Non-toxic shot and all other fly flinging needs here at the shop,  Be SURE to stop by on your way!  We'll HAPPILY help you with where to go and how to do it.  Open 7 days a week 8-6:00 at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - July 18th, 2012
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
OK- so where to ply a dry fly in the Park when the Lamar and Soda Butte blow out with daily thundershowers?  Well, for one, Slough Creek but you'll be elbow to arse with every other Tom, Dick, and Harry wanting to fish the Park.  So a little side journey may be called for!  Now this may not be the places you'll land a huge Yellowstone Cutty, but you may have a little more room to at least cast and have water mostly to yourselves.  How about a little Brook Trout foray?  Obsidian, Wintergreen, Cougar, Upper Gardner Hole.  They can all scratch the itch.....  Tune in again soon.  Hopefully this mud will be short lived (today, tomorrow)

We have an excellent selection of Park Waters flies as well as licenses, Non-toxic shot and all other fly flinging needs here at the shop,  Be SURE to stop by on your way!  We'll HAPPILY help you with where to go and how to do it.  Open 7 days a week 8-6:00 at the flashing yellow light, Emigrant, MT- The HEART of  Paradise Valley.