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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - June 12th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 70 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 6/17/15
The park waters have been fishing very well lately and things are looking good for the future. Water temps are in the low 70's today on the Firehole. The area saw some cooler weather and some rain the last few days so you could see some action early and late. Once it warms up again this river will be done for the summer. The Madison in the park is still fishing. Some scattered Salmon Flies can be found. The Gibbon still is seeing good fishing with small mayfly attractors and nymphs. The Gardner River is on and fishing has been pretty good. Seeing some color to it from the rain but Salmon Fly adult and nymph patterns along with golden stones and caddis are all good to through at those fish. Water in the Lamar Valley is dropping but still a little early. The water up there is sure to be pretty cold so fishing will be slow for another week or two. The Yellowstone in the Park is a good option right now as well. Rubberlegs along with other stonefly nymphs and streamers will be productive. Probably won't see the big adults for another couple of weeks. Lots of options. Go explore!

Recommended Flies:
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
Sparkle Dun PMD sz 16, 18
PMD Cripple sz 16, 18
Purple Haze sz 14-18
Split case PMD sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18
Prince Nymph sz 14-18
Chubby Chernobyl black sz 8-12
Pheasant tail Softhackle sz 14-18
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.
 
Madison River - Lower - June 12th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 71 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 6/12/2015
The Lower has seen some ok to good fishing the last day or two. Flows have dropped back down below 2500 cfs. The problem with lower water levels is that water temps start to climb rapidly on these hot days. Dead drifting a crayfish with a small mayfly nymph is your best bet. Yellow sallies have been out and some fish will rise to imitations if you get the right drift. Fish are not on the banks! Strain the weed beds and shelves, you may find yourself fishing in the middle of the river but this is where you'll find them! The tube hatch is in full swing so you will have some company on the river as well.

Recommended Flies
Clouser Cray sz 8-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
San Juan worms in red, pink, purple, orange 6-10
Lightning Bug Pearl sz 16-20
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 16-20
Copper Softy sz 16-18
Psycho Prince sz 16-20
Parachute Adam sz 16-20
Parachute Purple Haze sz 16-20
Elk Hair Caddis sz 16, 18
Chubby Chernobyl, all colors, sz 8-14
Sparkle Pupa Tan, sz 16, 18
Sculpzilla, Natural sz 6, 8
Sparkle Minnow, Sculpin sz 6

Give us a call at the shop at 406-333-4401 or stop on by the the latest scoop!
 
Yellowstone River - June 12th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 81 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Yellowstone River Fishing Report 6/12/2015
Still wait on the Yellowstone. Flows are staying consistent in the 8000-9000 cfs range at Corwin Springs above Yankee Jim Canyon. Flows are even higher in the valley and towards Livingston. Clarity is very poor. The smaller tributaries are clearing each day and may drop into shape soon. We will keep an eye out for you!

Recommended Flies
Woolly Buggers sz 6-10
Pats Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Bitch Creek Bugger sz 6-8
Coffee's Sparkel Minnow Lt Olive, Sculpin, sz 6, 8
Bow River Bugger Olive/Black, sz 6, 8


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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - June 6th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 64 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 6/6/15

The park continues to fish well throughout the last week and we expect to stay good if you know where to fish! The Firehole and Madison are still the go to's with good hatches of White Miller Caddis and PMD's. Adult Salmon Flies have been seen in the Firehole canyon and up on fountain flats. No word if the big adults have hit the Madison yet. If you want to avoid the crowds take a little walk to any lake off the beaten path. Throwing leach and scud patterns should do the trick! Remember, carry bear spray, don't go alone, and pay attention to your surroundings!

Recommended Flies:
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
Sparkle Dun PMD sz 16, 18
PMD Cripple sz 16, 18
Purple Haze sz 14-18
Split case PMD sz 16-18
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18
Prince Nymph sz 14-18
Chubby Chernobyl black sz 8-12
Pheasant tail Softhackle sz 14-18
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.
 
Madison River - Lower - June 6th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 64 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 6/6/15

Flows on the lower have been up and down all week. If you look at the charts the graph looks like a pyramid. This is pretty common as the lakes fill up with runoff they have to let excess out! Flows are on their way down but still pretty high and off color. Dead drifting sclupins, crayfish, buggers, rubberlegs, and worms will be your best bet. We might see some stoneflies soon with the warmer temps so a chubby-rubberleg dropper is a good rig as well.

Recommended Flies
Clouser Cray sz 8-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
San Juan worms in red, pink, purple, orange 6-10
Lightning Bug Pearl sz 16-20
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 16-20
Copper Softy sz 16-18
Psycho Prince sz 16-20
Parachute Adam sz 16-20
Parachute Purple Haze sz 16-20
Elk Hair Caddis sz 16, 18
Chubby Chernobyl, all colors, sz 8-14
Sparkle Pupa Tan, sz 16, 18
Sculpzilla, Natural sz 6, 8
Sparkle Minnow, Sculpin sz 6

Give us a call at the shop at 406-333-4401 or stop on by the the latest scoop!
 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - June 6th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 71 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 6/6/15

Fishing on the Creeks has slowed a little this last week due to bright sun and hot temps. Early mornings have been best with midge adult, larva, and scud patterns. A few baetis here and there but if you don't have clouds things can be tricky. We have heard murmurings of afternoon PMD hatches so watch for them as you enjoy the creeks! On these hot sunny days don't be afraid to throw a very small ant or beetle pattern. It doesn't seem right but these bugs are out and sometimes that's what those fish want!

Recommended Flies:
Zebra Midge sz 18-20 Black or Red
Skinny Nelson sz 20
RS2 olive sz 20
Mercer's Micro Mayfly nymph sz 18 Olive
UV2 Mayfly Nymph sz 18-22
Rainbow, Tan, Olive, Gray Scuds sz 14-18
Parachute Adams sz 18, 20
Parachute BWO sz 18, 20
Brook's Sprout Midge, olive, black sz 18, 20
Loop Wing Emerger, BWO sz 18, 20
PT nymph sz 18, 20
Split back PMD nymph sz 18
CDC flying ant, red, black sz 18, 20

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!