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July 18, 2019

Madison River below Quake: The Madison is fishing very well. We are seeing PMDs and some caddis hatches in the morning, with good caddis activity and a few Epeorus in the evening as well. Whether you float or wade, it's a great time to be here! We recommend having PMD Sparkle Duns, tan X Caddis and Iris Caddis, and Black Wing Epeorus Cripples to match the hatches, and a few attractors such as the olive Summer Stone or yellow Stimulator for prospecting when fish aren't actively rising.

 

Hebgen: The report for Hebgen has not changed too much since last week. We are still seeing a few midges on both arms but not much surface activity, and we are still catching fish with a red Copper John or Split Case PMD. We are still catching them anywhere from two feet to five feet subsurface. We are seeing more Callibaetis out on the lake, and we have had some luck with them on top. Your best bet is still to fish a Callibaetis nymph, but if you see some adults flying around, throw out a dry-dropper and you may get a few hits on top.

 

Madison Between the Lakes: We are seeing PMDs in the morning, starting around 8:30am depending on the weather. Later in the day, attractor patterns work well, especially a Royal Wulff Cripple in size 12 to 14. If you are looking to nymph, Flashback Pheasant Tails, red Copper Johns and Zebra Midges are fishing well. Caddis at night have been coming on strong, especially down river from the bathroom at the end of Old Ghost Town Road. There are even a few occasional green drakes down there, depending on weather and water temperature. Due to this area fishing well, we are seeing quite a few anglers out there. Early in the morning and closer to dark are generally good times to fish this area if you are looking for less anglers on the river.

 

Gallatin: Due to the recent rainstorms, the Gallatin is a bit higher and muddier than we are used to at this time of year, especially below Taylor Fork. With that in mind, Rubberlegs, San Juans and soft hackles will be great. On top, we are seeing yellow sallies, golden stones, caddis and a few pmds in the morning, depending on water temperatures. We have had the most luck on the Gallatin below Big Sky, especially around the Deer Creek area.

 

Henry’s Fork: The Henry’s Fork at Last Chance is fishing alright; the water is a little lower than we like to see. Despite the lower water, we are still seeing PMDs hatch and spinners fall in the morning, starting around 8:30 am and ending around 11:00 am. The fishing has been lackluster in the afternoon, but has been picking up around 7:00 pm until dark with caddis and Flavs. An iris caddis and an x caddis will be good choices, along with a Flav Sparkle Dun.

 

Northeast Corner: Tuesday night brought cold weather and plenty of thunderstorms. Despite this dreary weather report, Slough, Lamar, and Soda Butte are starting to fish well. Dry fly fishing should continue to improve over the next week, and the whole northeast corner will be fishing great soon. The water is still a little cold and green, but we have been able to get fish to rise on Slough. There are gray drakes and PMDs on Slough, and attractors like the Purple Cripple and the Royal Wulff Cripple have been our go-to patterns when the hatches are not coming off. Soda Butte has still been cold, but an attractor or a Longhorn Beetle with a Split Case PMD ten to fifteen inches behind the dry has been deadly. The Lamar has been slightly muddy but still fishable. The Park Service's electrofishing surveys in this area are finishing up today, so keep in mind that it may take a few days for the fish to get back into the swing of things.

 

Yellowstone above the falls: We have had good reports from the Yellowstone since the opener on the 15th. Salmonflies, green drakes and caddis are all out in good numbers. We have also caught plenty of fish on larger attractor patterns, such as the Royal Wulff, the Purple Haze and the Adams Cripple. A great dropper to put behind any of these patterns would be a Split Case PMD. It is still to early to judge how many cutthroats are in the Yellowstone this year compared to previous seasons, but keep in mind that there will be large fish regardless of the size of the population.

 

July 11, 2019

Madison below Quake: If you are looking to fish from sun-up to sun-down, the Madison below Quake is the perfect place. Henley and I put in at Lyons around 7:00am on Tuesday. We started off with a green drake with a $3 Dip dropper and caught quite a few on the $3 Dip. We saw a few PMDs but could not get any fish to hit on them. A caddis hatch began around 9:30am, and we had great luck with an Iris Caddis. Around 10:15, we started getting hits on green drakes. Though we saw very few on the water, the fish were still aggressive in taking them. Unfortunately, we had to get off the water around 11:00 to get back to the shop for work, but the green drakes and salmonflies continued hatching the whole afternoon according to reports we received that evening. We have also had luck with Purple Cripples, Royal Wulffs, and Parachute Adams in the early afternoon. If you want to use a dropper, $3 Dips, Guide Serendipities and Two-Bit Hookers have worked well. The caddis hatches at night have been strong, with bugs on the water anywhere from 6:30pm to 9:00pm some nights. A #14-16 tan X-Caddis and a #17 Iris Caddis have been our go-to flies. We have noticed that on some of the more windy, rainy nights, we have had a harder time getting the fish to rise. On those nights, I have been swinging a #14 Partridge & Yellow soft hackle with much success, starting in the faster water and then letting it hang close to the bank.

 

Madison Between the lakes: This past Wednesday morning, I saw PMDs below the dam in strong numbers. There were even a few salmonflies out. In the early afternoon, we have been seeing plenty of salmonflies, with the Improved Sunken Stone being our go-to pattern. The caddis hatches mid-morning and in the evening have been good also. The fishing down from Campfire Lodge has been good, with PMDs and caddis in the morning and caddis again in the evening. In the afternoon, an attractor pattern with a dropper has worked well. Later in the evening, the caddis hatches in the slower water going into Quake Lake have been good. I would also bring a few green drakes down there. Even if there are few to none out, those fish may still hit one.

 

Gallatin: The Gallatin is fishing well now, especially in the area around Big Sky. We have seen salmonflies, caddis and a few yellow sallies. Soft Hackles are a great option in the faster water, especially a Partridge & Yellow. A Purple Cripple, a Royal Wulff Cripple and an Adams are great attractor patterns on the Gallatin. Flashback Pheasant Tails and Prince Nymphs are great patterns for nymphing or to use as droppers.

 

Hebgen Lake: Dy fly fishing has been inconsistent on Hebgen lately, with decent Callibaetis hatches on some days and very few bugs to speak of on others. We are still a few weeks out from seeing consistent gulpers, but we have seen enough Callibaetis on top that you'll want to have some Callibaetis Cripples and Deer Hair Spinners in your box. Sub-surface fishing has been solid, with Zebra Midges, red Copper Johns, Split-Case PMDs and Callibaetis nymphs working well as either a dropper under a dry or under a bobber. If you are heading here, we'd focus our attention on the Madison and Grayling arms at this time.

 

Firehole and Madison in the Park: As we get into the middle of July, the Firehole and Madison in the Park have slowed dramatically. Temperatures have risen as high as 77 degrees in the lower end of the Firehole in recent days, and so we recommend leaving these fish be until things cool back down in the fall.

 

Northeast Corner: The Northeast corner is probably about a week out from fishing really well. We did get a report from one of our guides yesterday that there were a few bugs on Slough, but most of the fish were caught with nymphs. Soda Butte and the Lamar were slow yesterday also. Cooke City, MT is supposed to get scattered thunderstorms from Friday to Sunday, so do keep in mind that the rivers could muddy up in the event of big rainstorms. Make sure to have gray drakes and PMDs, as well as plenty of attractor patterns when you head over to the Northeast corner. A Split Case PMD is a great nymph pattern over there, especially on Soda Butte.

 

Yellowstone: The Yellowstone above the falls opens on July 15th and we are expecting it to be fishing well. Green drakes, salmonflies, PMDs and caddis should be plentiful. Due to the lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, the number of cutthroats on this portion of the Yellowstone have been down for a quite a while; however, the fish we do catch in there are generally big. Below the falls, salmonflies are out in the canyon, so if you like backcountry fishing, load up a pack, grab your box of big bugs and get walking!

 

July 4, 2019

The salmonflies have arrived on the Madison River below Quake Lake. These giant insects begin hatching on the lower stretches of the river near Ennis where the water warms up first, and then they work their way upstream, although there is some variability in this pattern due to weather conditions and cold water coming in from the tributaries. Currently, the big bugs are somewhere between Ruby Creek access and Palisades access points. Getting into supreme salmonfly fishing requires near perfect timing. The sweet spot is usually just before the thick of the emergence has gone through the area that you are fishing. If you are too early the fish are not well enough acquainted with them and if you are too late the fish will have little interest in eating them because they have already feasted. There is still plenty of salmonfly fishing to be had on the Madison and I suspect it will be two to three days before the big bugs make it to the wade stretch. The caddis fishing is ramping up every day and we are having a lot of success fishing Missing Link Caddis and tan X-Caddis. With the number of caddis we are already seeing, it looks like it is shaping up to be a great caddis year. There are a few PMDs flying around and fish have been looking for size 16 spinners in the morning. In the next week we will begin to see more and more PMDs. Nymphing has been very productive in the last week with stonefly nymphs and caddis pupa imitations. The slack water behind boulders and the ledges of gravel bars are good places to drift your nymphs right now. Fly Box: Sunken Stone Salmonfly #6-8, Chubby Chernobyl Salmonfly #8, Missing Link Caddis #14-16, tan X-Caddis #14-18, rusty Hi-Vis Para Spinner #16, PMD Sparkle Dun #16, olive Summer Stones #14, Prince Nymphs #8-10, Rubberlegs #6-8, CDC Pheasant Tail Jig #16, brown and crystal $3 Dips #14-16, and Tommy's Caddis Pupa #14.

 

There has been consistent dry fly action on the Madison River between the Lakes with caddis and various attractor patterns throughout the day. Royal Wulffs, Royal Trudes, and yellow Stimulator patterns are all great attractors to fish with this time of the year. Some years the fish will eat salmonflies here before the big bugs appear at $3 Bridge so it would be wise to pack a few Chubbies in your arsenal. The nymph fishing has remained productive. Fly Box: See Madison below Quake, plus Royal Wulffs #12-16, Royal Trude #12-14, and yellow Stimulator #8-14.

 

We are still a few weeks out until prime Callibaetis fishing begins on Hebgen Lake. On sunny days there have been enough Callibaetis out to get a few fish looking up, with most of the dry fly action taking place on the Madison arm. Callibaetis Nymphs and Chironomids remain the most effective way to catch fish. Fly Box: Split Case PMD #16, red Copper John #16, Driscoll's Midge #12, Callibaetis Sparkle Dun #16, Callibaetis Foam Spinner #16, and Balanced Leeches #10.

 

We won't be fishing the Firehole River much now that the water temperature is consistently reaching 72 degrees Fahrenheit plus during the day. If you plan to fish here in the next week it would be best to stay above Midway Geyser Basin where the water is cooler and to start and end your day early.

 

Salmonflies have arrived on the Gallatin River around Big Sky. The upper stretches are still running really cold, so the fishing has been slow even with nymphs. One more week of warm weather should be enough to get things rolling on the upper Gallatin.

 

June 27, 2019

Madison below Quake: The Madison is still slightly off color. That being said, the fish are starting to look up and we have been seeing hatches of caddis and PMDs. The salmonflies have been spotted down below Varney Bridge near Ennis and should start to make their way up the river any day now. Make sure to have plenty of Rubberlegs, Guide Serendipities, Pheasant Tails and Perdigon Nymphs for subsurface fishing. With the Madison still moving a bit fast, fish your nymph rig closer to the bank in the seams. As for on top, tan Iris Caddis and X Caddis have been productive during the caddis hatches. For PMDs, we have been using Sparkle Duns, Film Critics and Cripples. A great pattern for the salmonflies would be a Sunken Stone, Jake's Hot Cake or Rogue Stonefly matched to the size of the bugs on the water.  

 

Firehole: The colder weather has made the Firehole more productive than usual as we get into late June. We are still seeing strong PMD and White Miller caddis hatches, as well as Baetis hatches on colder cloudy and rainy days. When there is little to no activity on top, we have been swinging soft hackles. When fishing a soft hackle on the Firehole, let it hang at the end of the swing for a few seconds. The fish have been aggressive in their take when letting the fly hang. We have also been stripping the soft hackle in a few feet before recasting, and have had plenty of fish take it on the strip. For soft hackles, we have had the most success with Peacock & Partridge, Peacock & Starling, Nick's Soft Hackles, and Partridge & Green. During a White Miller hatch you can swing a White Miller Soft Hackle if the fish are taking emergers. As for PMDs, the Firehole PMD Sparkle Dun size 16 has been our go-to fly.

Madison in the Park: As with the Firehole, the Madison in the park is fishing later into June. We are still seeing PMDs and a few White Miller hatches on the Madison. We have been spending most of our time up river from 8 mile, especially from Mt. Haynes to the junction. As far as nymphing, Rubberlegs, Zebra Midges, Serendipities and Pheasant Tails have been most productive. If you're feeling the itch to fish salmon lies and cannot wait till they move up further on the Madison below Quake, you can try throwing some along the undercut banks at the Barns holes. We have not seen them on the Madison in the Park for a little while, but they might still be fresh in the fish's minds. No guarantees, but you might be able to tease one up to take your fly.

 

Hebgen: The Madison Arm, the Grayling Arm and the North Shore have been great on Hebgen Lake. The Madison Arm has been very productive. If you are bobber fishing, using a Split Case PMD or a red Copper John below a Driscoll's Midge. Over the next week, we will be seeing the chironomids disappear. In their place, use a Callibaetis nymph like Aaron's Callibaetis Nymph. We are fishing between two and a half to six feet deep below the bobber depending on the depth and temperature of the water. The same rig has been working on the Grayling arm, where we have been putting in at Rainbow Point boat launch and fishing the deeper channels either right or left out of the bay. As for the North Shore, we have been putting in at the access road a quarter mile above the High Country Tavern. We refer to this area as midge bay and have been using Skittering Zelon and Scotty's Midges in sizes 18 to 22. We have seen a few Callibaetis flying around on both of the arms. We are still a ways out from primetime gulper season, but if you see fish taking Callibaetis on top, try a #16 Callibaetis Deer Hair Spinner. If you find yourself without one in your box, a Parachute Adams will often do the trick, too.

 

Lamar, Slough and Soda Butte: Unfortunately, we cannot report that the Northeast Corner is fishing. The same cold weather that has allowed the Madison and Firehole to fish later into June has pushed back fishing in the Northeast Corner. We are expecting it to start fishing around the middle of July, but if we get some hot days, it may fish just a bit sooner.

 

June 20, 2019

If you are itching to fish dry flies, then look no further than the Firehole River. With snow and rain in our upcoming forecast, the Firehole should see good emergences of PMDs. Sunnier days have brought the various caddis species out in full swing. White Miller caddis have become the most prolific caddis fly along the Firehole, although the river still has healthy populations of Hydropsyche (tan) and Glossosoma also. I carry Iris and X-Caddis patterns for both the Glossosoma and Hydropsyche. For the White Millers, I like the Razor Caddis and White Miller Soft Hackle. White Miller caddis are much harder to imitate compared to other caddis species because they flutter and skid on the water in a chaotic rhythm. The trout key in on this behavior and we have observed that a little drag in your drift is more effective than a perfect drag-free drift on many occasions. Aaron kept this in mind a few years ago when he designed the Razor Caddis, which utilizes a low-profile foam as body material. This foam body allows the angler to skitter or drag this fly across the water more effectively than a traditional dubbed body and it works like a charm. Fly Box: Firehole PMD Sparkle Dun #16-18, PMD Film Critic #16-18, White Miller Razor Caddis #14-16, tan X-Caddis #16, tan Iris Caddis #17, black Iris Caddis #20, White Miller Soft Hackle #16, Partridge and Orange Soft Hackle #16, and March Brown Spider #12-14.

 

The Madison River in Yellowstone National Park is still a good option and similarly to the Firehole, the fishing will benefit from the predicted inclement weather. Look for PMDs during overcast conditions and caddis when the sun is out. Nymphing with Rubberlegs, small mayfly nymphs, and caddis pupa patterns has been effective.

 

Everything below Taylor's Fork is blown out on the Gallatin River. The predicted rain will not help the Taylor's Fork's cause, but the good news is, we are approaching the end of our snow reserves. It won't be much longer until Bucky and Hank are fishing the Gallatin outside the park on a nightly basis. The water above Taylor's Fork is pristine but still frigid. Give the upper stretches at least one more week to warm up.

 

We are getting close to prime dry fly action on the Madison River below Quake. PMDs and salmonflies are probably 10-15 days out, but we should start seeing a lot more caddis this coming week. Nymphing and throwing streamers has been good on most days. Visibility has vacillated a lot over the last week and that has led to some unpredictable fishing. The coming weather will be good for fishing. Be sure to have a few Baetis Sparkle Duns with you if you are going to be here in the next couple of days. Fly Box: Rubberlegs #6, $3 Dip in brown, crystal, and red #14-16, CDC Pheasant Tail Jig #16, black and red Zebra Midges #16-18, olive/white Prospectors #8, white Sculpzilla #8, and pink San Juan Worm #10.

 

The Madison between the Lakes is fishing well with streamers and big nymphs. We received several reports this last week that fish were eating smaller streamers with vigor in this stretch, especially in the evening. Cabin Creek is still spitting mud, but snowpack is dwindling at a rapid rate and early signs of stoneflies and caddis are prevalent. This is a favorite stretch of river among locals and visitors. If you plan to fish between the lakes during the coming months, it will be wise to get here early in the morning and post out a spot. Just make sure to bring your bear spray...

 

Hebgen Lake is now 95.5% full. The subsurface fishing has been outstanding the last two weeks with Chironomids and Callibaetis nymphs. Three weeks ago, we were catching more fish on Chironomid patterns, but in the last few days fish have turned from Chironomids over to Callibaetis nymphs. Fish will still eat a Chironomid, but they are really looking for those Callibaetis nymphs now. Stripping leeches has been productive as well - especially during overcast periods. There are a few #14 adult Callibaetis flying around, but not enough to get fish "gulping." Prime Callibaetis fishing is a month out or so. Fly Box: Split Case PMD #16, red Copper John #16, Driscoll Midge #12, Callibaetis Sparkle Dun #16, Scotty's Midge #18, and Balanced Leeches #10.

 

 

The Henry's Fork of the Snake River below Mesa Falls is in prime time right now. Green drakes, Flavs, golden stones, PMD duns and spinners, gray drakes, and caddis are all bringing fish to the surface. This is a magical time on the lower Henry's Fork because the drakes and golden stones bring the big browns out of their hidey-holes and into the obvious feeding lanes. The guides and shop staff have been fishing here on their days off and everyone has reported spectacular fishing in the last three days. The Box Canyon continues to be a good option and just this last week, Idaho Fish and Game reported there are 5,000 trout per mile in the Box. That's up from just 2,800 trout per mile in 2018. Fly Box: Green Drake Cripple #12, Double Decker Green Drake #12, Jake's Flav #14, Sunken Stone Gold #8, Hi-Vis Para Spinner Gray Drake #12, Gray Drake Foam Spinner #12, brown Rubberlegs #8, and Spanish Bullet #14.

 

June 13, 2019

Last weekend's scuzzy weather provided wonderful fishing in on the Madison and Firehole in Yellowstone National Park. Baetis and PMD emergences brought fish to the surface, and the dry fly fishing was spectacular. Anglers fishing streamers and soft hackles caught many fish and several fisherman fishing streamers reported catching 16-18-inch browns in the Firehole. While big fish still aren't common, over the last few years, this caliber of fish has made a bit of a resurgence in the Firehole. The projected overcast weather in the next week will perpetuate the PMD emergences. Make sure to have PMD Sparkle Duns and Cripples if you are going to be fishing the Firehole in the next few days. Looking ahead, as the daily temperatures continue rising, caddisflies are going to become more prominent on the Western side of the park. White Miller, tan Hydropsyche, and black Glossosoma caddis will all be essential trout food. It will be important to carry fly patterns in your arsenal for each of these species. The stoneflies have rebounded after the cold weather we had last week shut them down. Salmonflies are still prevalent on the Madison in the Park and yesterday afternoon, fish were very willing to eat Aaron's Summer Stone on the Gibbon. Fly Box: Firehole PMD Sparkle Dun #16, PMD Cripple #16, White Miller Razor Caddis #14-16, tan X-Caddis #16, tan Iris Caddis #17, black Iris Caddis #20, Improved Sunken Stone, Summer Stone Yellow #14, White Miller Soft Hackle #16, Partridge and Orange #14, Split Case PMD #16, and Rubberlegs #6-8. 

The Madison Below Quake went from chocolate milk back to the green glacial tinge with our recent cold snap. The nymph and streamer fishing has been really good in the last week with Prospectors, Rubberlegs and $3 Dip Patterns. There has been a few caddis flying around the wade stretch and we have had success catching fish on caddis dries in the afternoon hours, though the usual summer dry fly fishing on the Madison we know and love is still about two weeks out. Fly Box: Rubberlegs #6, $3 Dip in brown and red #14-16, CDC Pheasant Tail Jig #16, Olive/White Prospectors #8, White Sculpzilla #8, and pink San Juan #12.

 

The Madison between the Lakes had continued to fish well. Anglers fishing above Cabin Creek have the clearest water in the whole river. The water levels coming out of the dam are at 1,140 CFS, so it is still possible to cross in some of the normal areas. Please exercise extreme caution if you have a spot that you regularly cross at. There are a lot of fish in this stretch of river and right now and they are eating Rubberlegs and caddis pupa patterns. On overcast days, there have been a few Baetis popping off; not enough to get the fish rising, but they will eat Baetis nymphs voraciously during these times.

 

Fishing is really starting to pick up on Hebgen Lake right now. There are a few of the early season Callibaetis flying around, but prime Callibaetis action is still a month or so out. Callibaetis nymphs and Chironomid patterns are catching fish in the morning and afternoon hours. The North shore is the best place to be if you are looking to catch fish on dries. Striping leeches and Woolly Buggers has also been effective. Fly Box: Driscoll's Midge #12, Split-Case PMD #16 (works great as a Callibaetis Nymph), Callibaetis Sparkle Dun #16, Red Copper John #16, Scotty's Midge #18, and Balanced Leeches #10.

 

The famed Henry's Fork Railroad Ranch opener is this Saturday, June 15th. The weather forecast is calling for overcast with a chance of thunderstorms. With this weather, you should expect PMDs and perhaps Baetis mayflies to emerge. The Box Canyon still has a few stoneflies flying around, and anglers are catching fish on Chubby Chernobyls and Rubberlegs.

 

June 6, 2019

If you are going to be in and around Yellowstone Country this weekend, make sure to find some time to fish the Firehole River. The weather forecast is calling for snow this weekend, which is guaranteed get some PMDs and Baetis emerging. If you have never had the opportunity to fish dry flies on the Firehole, now is your chance. The Firehole River has fished very well since the opener and we expect it to continue to fish well throughout the month of June. Dry fly fishing has slowed down with the higher water and warmer temperatures but swinging soft hackles has consistently produced fish. Fly Box: Partridge and Orange #14, Micro Beeley #16, Baetis Sparkle Dun #18-20, Firehole PMD Sparkle Dun #16, White Miller Soft Hackle #16, White Miller Razor Caddis #16, Black Woolly Bugger #8, and Split-Case PMD #16.

 

The salmonflies have been hatching in the Firehole Canyon and the Madison River in the Park for about a week now. The fishing has been superb in the upper stretches. This weekend’s weather will temporarily slow the salmonfly fishing, but not unlike the Firehole you should expect to see PMDs and Baetis. Fly Box: PMD Sparkle Dun #16, Baetis Sparkle Dun #18-20, Micro Beeley #16, Partridge and Orange #14, Rubberlegs #6-8, and Split-Case PMD #16, and if you are into streamer fishing, try Prospectors, Super Buggers, and Sculpzillas in black or olive.

 

The Madison below Quake is about to blow! Cabin and Beaver Creeks are rolling, and the upper portion of Quake Lake is chocolate milk. The river is running with a green glacial tinge, but soon it too will be chocolate milk. At Kirby Ranch, the water is running at 2250 CFS, up from 1710 CFS a week ago. If you are planning on floating the Madison, it would be wise to avoid Wolf Creek Bridge between Windy Point and Palisades boat ramps. Nearly every spring someone loses a drift boat at this bridge once the flow becomes too high to pass underneath. In the last week, the river has fished well in the mornings with Rubberlegs and Baetis nymphs - especially in the wade stretch. Afternoons have been slower. If you are a streamer junkie this is a great time to fish the Madison. Fly Box: Rubberlegs #6, Olive Two Bit Hooker #18, brown $3 Dip #14-16, Pink San Juan Worm #12, Sparkle Minnow, Prospectors, Sculpzillas, and Zonkers.

 

The Madison between the Lakes is much dirtier than it was a week ago due to more mud coming from Cabin Creek, which is nearly covering the entire width of the river now. Runoff is our reality for the time being, but if you want to make the most of it, a pink San Juan worm will be your best friend. Fly Box: Same stuff as the Madison below Quake with an added emphasis on the San Juan.

 

Hebgen Lake is a solid choice right now with runoff on the lower Madison in full swing. Chironomids and leeches are still the flies of choice, but more and more fish are rising to midges every day. Fly Box: Snow Cones #14, Driscoll Midge #12, Balanced Leeches #12, Traffic Light Diawl Bach #12, black Zebra Midge #16, and Pheasant Tail Chironomids #12.

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