Gallatin River

July 5, 2020

Fishing Conditions

July 5, 2020

The Gallatin is shaping up nicely and starting to fish well. The river is back to green, but don't get in to wade just yet. It is still a large enough flow that you should stay along the bank. The big bugs have worked their way all the way up the canyon and are above the Taylors Fork. The Gallatin has been fishing great these past couple days. If you head this way you can get them on streamers, nymphs, and dries. Pick your poison! Nymphing will still be your most productive way to catch these fish until the flows come down a bit more. We've heard good reports of anglers doing well with the dry dropper rig as well. If the water still isn't clean enough for your liking go above the Taylors Fork or in the reach inside Yellowstone Park. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 16-20, Purple Haze: 12-18, Matts midge: 18, Adams Para Wulff: 14-18, Tilt Wing BWO: 16-18, Comparadun BWO: 16-18-20, Film Critic: 16-18-20

Nymphs: Delektable Hurless: 4-6, Mega Prince: 4-6, Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8, Pats Rubber Legs: 6-10, Pheasant Tail: 14-18, Copper John Blue, Black: 14-18, Lightning Bug Silver, Original, Gold: 12-14-16, Bubble Back BWO: 16-18, El Diablo: 14-16-18, Tungsten Purple Burger: 12-14, Wire Worm Pink: 4, Military Mayfly: 18-20-22, Little Green Machine: 18-20-22, Little Spanker: 12-18, Hares ear: 12-18, Zebra Midge: 18-22

Streamers: BH Black Bugger: 2-4-6, Black Krystal Bugger: 6-8, Sex Dungeon Black, Olive,: 2, Home Invader Black, Yellow: 2, Black/Copper Zonker: 4-6, Sculpzilla Black, Olive, White: 2, Micro Zonker Grey, Brown, Black: 8, Bellyache Minnow Tan: 1-1/0, JJ Special: 6-8, Yellow/Brown: 4, Cheech Leech, Halloween: 1


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