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Madison River - Lower - September 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 09/17/14
The Lower has been fishing really well with the temperatures in the low 50's. Swing or dead drift a zonker or crayfish with a small green machine dropper for best results. Look for baetis and other mayflies with the cloudier days and use the parachute patterns to immitate them. Hoppers, ants, and beetles can produce the occasional fish with warmer, sunny days. The most consistant fishing has been subsurface.

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
Zonkers sz 4-8
Parachute Adam sz 14-18
Parachute Purple Haze sz 14-18


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Madison River - Upper - September 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper Madison Fishing Report 09/17/2014
The river is still in transition as we are on the way to fall. You may get some fish to rise to terrestrials on the warmer sunny days. The cloudier days will bring about the baetis and other mayflies that fish will be willing to eat. Again your most consistant fishing will be under an indicator with a rubberlegs and a small bead head dropper. Zonkers, and buggers will be worth a try too.

Recommended Flies
Fat Frank sz 8-12
Pav's Yellowstone Chubby sz 8-10
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

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - September 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 09/06/14
Fishing has been pretty good on the creek with a little more action on top. Still expect to see some sulfers, and fall baetis with overcast skies. The warm weather this week has helped the terrestrial bite just a bit. Again your best chance at hooking one of those wary trout would be with baetis nymphs, midge larva and pupa patterns fished just under the surface or in the flim itself.

Recommended Flies:
Harrop's Flying Ant sz 18-20, Red and Black
Small Stalcup's Hoppers sz 12-14
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

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - September 6th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 78 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 09/06/14
The creeks are between hatches right now with Sulphers holding on for a little while longer. The bugs are small sizes 22-24. On cloudier, cooler days we are starting to see some fall baetis. Terrestrials make up the mainstay of the dry fly fishing right now. With baetis nymphs, midge larva and pupa being the day-in day-out menu for the trout.

Recommended Flies:
Harrop's Flying Ant sz 18-20, Red and Black
Small Stalcup's Hoppers sz 12-14
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

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Madison River - Upper - September 6th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/27/14
The morning fishing has been slow due to colder temps. Wait around and grab a coffee before hitting the river. Once things heat up a little the fishing is better.10 am is a good start time. You will get some dry fly action in the afternoon with terrestrials but your most consistant fishing will be under an indicator with a rubberlegs and a small bead head dropper. Zonkers, and buggers will be worth a try too.

Recommended Flies
Fat Frank sz 8-12
Pav's Yellowstone Chubby sz 8-10
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

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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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