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Madison River - Lower - September 6th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 63 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 09/06/14
Not much has changed on the lower maddy. Temps are now in the low 60's high 50's which means the fish will be moving in. Nymphs, buggers, streamers and crayfish are your best bets. Dropping a smaller nymph off of these bugs is also recommended. Terrestrials will be slow and not very active with the lower air temps but if it warms up the ants and beetles will be the bug to throw.

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
Nymen's Tiger Beetle sz 12-16
Gallop's Ant Acid sz 14-16


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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 6th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 52 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 09/06/14
We have hit some fall weather which means more fishing options in Yellowstone National Park. The waters in the North East corer are back in shape after a couple of days of mud. The terrestrial bite will be a bit slower with the cooler temps but if it warms up then throw them. Look for the mayflies to come off if you get clouds. The south west area of the park is recording water temps in the low 60's and will be dropping with these cooler nights. Fish should be moving back into the Firehole, Madison, and Gibbon rivers. Time to start thinking about swinging soft hackles and streamers for the fish moving up. 

Recommended Flies:
Parachute Hopper sz 8-14
Thunder thighs hopper sz 10-14
Morrish Hopper sz 8-14
Fat head beetle sz 10-14
CFO ant sz 10-14
Fleetle sz 8-12
Bubba's Ant sz 12
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 Adamas 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
Jake's Hotcake Salmonfly sz 6-8
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

Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information.
 
Yellowstone River - September 6th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 65 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 09/06/14
After a few off days because of muddy water the Yellowstone is back in shape. The cooler nights have put a slow to the fishing in the morning but it has also brought out the fall baetis and a plethora of other mayflies. The terrestrials have been out in lower numbers but the fish will be on them if it gets hot enough during the day. Soft hackles, and small beadheads dropped off the terrestrial will still be a good set up mid-day. Throw a parachute if the mayflies start to come off. If you get some overcast skies try swinging or stripping a zonker.

Recommended Flies
Chubby Chernobyl sz 6-10
Chernobyl Ant sz 6-10
HOPPERS sz 8-14
Tyger Beetle sz 12-14
Black Magic sz 12
Fat Head Beetle sz 12-16
Meanie Bee sz 14
Stenersens CFO Ant sz 12-16
Ant Acid sz 12-16
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
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16
Flashback PT sz 16-18
Copper Bob sz 14-18

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Yellowstone River - August 27th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 84 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 8/27/14
As long as there is fishable water the fishing has been great. Of course we are always watching if there is rain to see where the mud will be but it has been dry and hot the last few days. Even during the rain and cold the fish were on the bite. This warmer weather has brought the terrestrials back out and the fish know it! They have been eating hoppers, ants, and beetles very well. Watch for the nose bump and leave them in the water! There are also smaller mayflies out on the water that will get the fish eating. There has never been a better time to throw the dry fly and catch a number of fish!

Recommended Flies
Chubby Chernobyl sz 6-10
Chernobyl Ant sz 6-10
HOPPERS sz 8-14
Tyger Beetle sz 12-14
Black Magic sz 12
Fat Head Beetle sz 12-16
Meanie Bee sz 14
Stenersens CFO Ant sz 12-16
Ant Acid sz 12-16
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Lightning Bugs sz 12-16
Goddard Caddis sz 12-14
Bloom's Paracaddis sz 12-16
X-2 Caddis sz 14-18
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
Sparkle Pupa sz 12-16

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - August 27th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 8/27/14
 The fishing in the park is still great! A few cold days and some rain put the rivers off but they are back and fish are hungry. Take a walk through the grass and you will see everything you need to know. Hoppers, ants and beetles in the northwest corner is the ticket if you find the right water. Look for the grassy cut banks, the cutthroats love to wait and ambush any terrestrial falling in. Small attractor mayflies will get fish rising with overcast skies. Still expect to see fellow angler's on the rivers for now and remember to use good river etiquette and the rule of sight if you can.

The Madison drainage water temperatures did drop for a few days when it was cold and rainy but the temps are back up in the high 60's to low 70's. Not a whole lot of fish will be eating in these streams until it cools down for good. We will keep watching those temps and getting ready for the fall!

Recommended Flies:
Parachute Hopper sz 8-14
Thunder thighs hopper sz 10-14
Morrish Hopper sz 8-14
Fat head beetle sz 10-14
CFO ant sz 10-14
Fleetle sz 8-12
Bubba's Ant sz 12
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 Adamas 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 Softhackle sz 14-18
Jake's Hotcake Salmonfly sz 6-8
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

Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information.
 
Madison River - Lower - August 27th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 82 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 8/27/14
The cooler weather helped the water temps drop significantly in the last few days. Latest reading was 62 degrees F. Good temps for fishing and the fish should start eating more readily.  Evenings and mornings are again the best time to be out there unless you get a good overcast day. Rubber legs, streamers, crayfish and buggers in fast water is key. Dropping a smaller nymph off of these bugs is also recommended. The hopper bite has been a little slow but worth a try if nothing else is working.

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

Give us a call at the shop at 406-333-4401 or stop on by the the latest scoop!