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Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - October 1st, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Looking at sunny skies today.  Considerably less wind than we have been experiencing.  Not a bad day to be on the creeks.  Should be seeing midges throughout the day today.  Some baetis will come off in the early to mid afternoon hours.  Perhaps intensifying if a heavier cloud cover comes in.  It's not forecasted, but you never know.  Fish will still key on the baetis nymphs that will be found in the water columns.  Short leash nymphing with 6x and small zebra midges, sawyer pts, softhackle pts, tailwater tiny's, sow bugs, scuds, little flossy san juans, and the like will do well.  Never underestimate a small-ish black or olive bunny fur streamer (love the slumbuster!) when nothing else seems to be working.....
 
Yellowstone River - October 1st, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lots of rain again the past couple days making for some tough water conditions coming out of the Park.  Looking like the Lamar, Soda Butte, and Gardner all jumped big time yesterday.  Guessing that the Yellowstone in the Park also got whacked.  Everything else did, so why not there too?  Bringing another push of mud for sure.  So, upper Paradise Valley is pretty much out today/tomorrow.  As I write, mud is coming into the Emigrant zone.  Safety says Livingston and east.  At least the wind isn't as bad as it has been!!!!  We're only getting a 10-15MPH south/southwest wind today.  So- staying down valley:  AM is slow to get going so most are either stripping streamers or going underneath with rubberlegs and droppers till things warm up a bit.  Afternoons have been showing a smattering of baetis and fish have been up on top once those appear.  By no means have we had a really good consistent hatch though.   Hoping that fills in!

Flies to consider flinging:

Chubby- tan, olive, purple, gold
Wilcox's JC Special- olive, pheasant tail
Royal Wulff
Ausable Wulff
Para Wulff- Adams, BWO, purple, H&L
Patriot
Neversink Trude- peacock as well as tan
Purple Haze sizes 12-18
Hi-vis parachute mahogany sz 14
Copper Haze 14
Cinnamon Power Ant
Turd- AKA Pat's Rubberleg Stone
Turd with a tail- yes it's a Pat's with marabou tail
Bloom's Tung Dart
Copper Softy
Lightning bug- silver, mirage, purple, gold
PT's- soft hackle, flashback, tungsten-they all work!
Lil Spanker- olive, PT
Bubbleback BWO
Copper John- copper, red, black
Coffee's Sparkle Minnow
Home Invader- black, brown
McCune's sculpin -natural & olive
Bow river bugger- olive/black, olive
Goblin RL
Shiela


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Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 28th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 58 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
What to do on the last weekend in September and you want to fish the Park?  Fishing has been good, but for the next couple days it's going to be blustery out there.  Even up high in the Park, wind is going to be your biggest detractor.  Scattered showers, possibly even some snow squalls.  Better dress the part!  Park waters are running clean.  The Lamar & Soda Butte are in good shape.  Slough too.  Yellowstone in the Park also checks out as good.  Don't expect much in the way of AM action.  It's really turned to an afternoon gig on these parts.  Attractor dries with smaller beadhead droppers are the norm.  Getting deeper may not be a bad call at all.  Over in the NW quadrant, the Firehole report has been solid fishing on dries, especially in the afternoon. BWO's as well as very light tan caddis.  Madison is seeing pretty decent fishing as well and a fair bit of pressure.  There's a few browns "staging" but the main run isn't for a couple weeks yet. 


 
Armstrong's, DePuy's and Nelson's Spring Creek - September 28th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
WIND.  Never a great thing on the creeks and there's no place to hide for the most part.  Without it, we'd be in fat city.  Clouds are always welcome.  However, we seem to be sitting under 2 heavy pressure fronts and I'm not sure there is much you really can do.  Except go and try!  May be that today's a day for streamers.  Yes, even here on the spring creeks!  
 
Yellowstone River - September 28th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Word of the day is WIND.  Today, tomorrow, and Monday things are looking like they are going to blow!  Water is fine.  Good clarity and fish have been back on the regular fall stuff.  AM is slow to get going so most are either stripping streamers or going underneath with rubberlegs and droppers till things warm up a bit.  Afternoons have been showing a smattering of baetis and fish have been up on top once those appear.  By no means have we had a really good consistent hatch though.   Hoping that fills in!

Flies to consider flinging:

Chubby- tan, olive, purple, gold
Wilcox's JC Special- olive, pheasant tail
Royal Wulff
Ausable Wulff
Para Wulff- Adams, BWO, purple, H&L
Patriot
Neversink Trude- peacock as well as tan
Purple Haze sizes 12-18
Hi-vis parachute mahogany sz 14
Copper Haze 14
Cinnamon Power Ant
Turd- AKA Pat's Rubberleg Stone
Turd with a tail- yes it's a Pat's with marabou tail
Bloom's Tung Dart
Copper Softy
Lightning bug- silver, mirage, purple, gold
PT's- soft hackle, flashback, tungsten-they all work!
Lil Spanker- olive, PT
Bubbleback BWO
Copper John- copper, red, black
Coffee's Sparkle Minnow
Home Invader- black, brown
McCune's sculpin -natural & olive
Bow river bugger- olive/black, olive
Goblin RL
Shiela


Open 7 days a week, Feel free to stop by the shop anytime or give a call 406-333-4401 for any other information. 



 
Yellowstone National Park Rivers - September 22nd, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 65 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
All clear is the word we have now for Park waters.  Soda Butte is clean.  Slough didnt color up.  The Lamar is not perfect, but it's trying and will be not far behind.  The Gardner is good.  And as we mentioned last, the NW quadrant is coming back on.  The Firehole report was that its weedy, but good fishing on dries.  Madison is seeing pretty decent fishing as well and a fair bit of pressure.  Folks thinking that the fall brown trout run is on may be a touch disappointed as there's a few browns "staging" but the main run isn't for a couple weeks yet.  Fishing remains consistently good on a gamut of terrestrial patterns.  You should really have a good assortment of hoppers, crickets, ants, and beetles to throw.  Some of these Park cutty's are getting pretty darn wiley!  One good drift and they come to inspect, don't throw again-- change it up!  Sometimes that's the only way to get 'em to eat.  With the clouds, we are starting to see a bit more in the way of bugs.  Granted, it's not a lingering hatch by any means but a few baetis, a few grey drakes, some psuedos.... makes for throwing an array of parachute mayfly patterns acceptable and fish will respond.