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Madison River - Lower - September 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 09/25/14
Fishing has slowed a bit on the lower. The bright sunny skies and warm weather may have had an affect on the fish. There have been fish caught but not in great numbers or size. Most were being taken on crayfish with small green machine droppers. Look for fishing to get better this weekend. Cooler temperatures and possibly rain in the forcast could make for some excellent fishing. Have some baetis in the fly box along with your favorite streamer pattern.

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 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Windy
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper Madison Fishing Report 09/25/2014
We are hearing reports of really great fishing and really slow fishing from the same stretches of river, the only difference was the weather. The good days have been cloudy and cooler. Weekend weather is predicting cooler temps and rain so it has a chance to fish well. The dry fly bite has not been great but swinging streamers and soft hackles can produce fish. Big trout will most likely start chasing streamers stripped as well. As always you can dead drift a big fleashy looking fly and drop a smaller nymph behind it for the most consistant fishing.

Recommended Flies
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
McCunes Sculpin sz 4-8
Flash-a-Bugger sz 6-10


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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 73 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 09/25/14
The southwest corner continues to get better with cooler water temperatures. Expect to see baetis, and caddis on the Firehole, Madison, and Gibbon. Swinging streamers and soft hackles will get fish eatin as well. Also expect to see other angler's in these areas. It's no secret that big browns run up from Hebgen into these stretches of river. Lamar, Soda Butte, and Slough will continue to fish well with mayfly attractors, their nymph stage immitations, and small terrestrials. Keep in mind the road from Norris to Madison is closed until the end of the month.

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

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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - September 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Paradise Valley Spring Creek Flyfishing Report 09/025/14
The Spring Creeks are still fishing good even with the warm sunny skies. Small terrestrials still. Midge and baetis larve and pupa will still get trout to eat. The weekend is calling for rainy days and cooler temperatures. Have some small baetis patterns in the fly box for that as well as the emerger patterns. Light tippet and long leaders will be a must.

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
Harrop's Short Wing emerger BWO sz 18-20
Sparkle Dun BWO sz 18-20

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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 69 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Yellowstone National Park Fishing 09/017/14
Not much has changed in the park. The southwest corner will continue to get better with cooler water temperatures. The fish are back in the water but are not running yet. The terrestrial bite has definatley slowed and will taper off in the coming weeks. Look for the mayflies to come off if you get clouds. Fishing should be good sub-surface too swinging soft hackles, streamers, and buggers. Keep in mind the road from Norris to Madison is closed until the end of the month. The northwest has been getting fished pretty hard this summer but continues to fish well. Terrestrials will be a good option in the sun and heat while drakes and smaller mayflies will work with cooler temps and clouds.  

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

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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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