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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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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

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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

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