Gallatin River

September 21, 2021

Fishing Conditions

September 21, 2021

The Gallatin is a great option for fishing. With these recent frosty mornings Hoppers are no longer on the menu for fish.  Mornings can be a slow start with the cold water temperatures, so a full nymph rig is the best option until the baetis come out. Baetis emergers and dries continuing throughout the day and the afternoon/evening hours with rusty spinners and small caddis.  Smaller Streamers are also working well, try a tan sculpin or sparkle minnow!    


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Brook Sprout BWO: 18-20, Thorax BWO: 18-20, Elk Hair Caddis Grey: 12-14-16-18, Goddard Caddis: 12-14-16-18, Missing Link Caddis: 14-16, Hemmingway Caddis: 14-16, Purple or Pink Water Walkers: 12-16, Black & Tan Chubby Chernobyl: 12-14, Rusty Spinner:14-16, Purple Haze: 16-20, Parachute Adams: 12-18,

Nymphs: Delektable Hurless: 4-6, Mega Prince: 4-6, Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8, Pats Rubber Legs Tan: 6-10, Pheasant Tail: 14-18, Copper John Blue, Black: 14-18, Lightning Bug Silver, Original, Gold: 12-14-16, 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, Tan Fertile Caddis: 14-16, Z-Wing Caddis: 14-18, Serengold Caddis: 14-16, King Prince: 14-16,

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, Tan/Olive McCunes Sculpin: 4-6, Sparkle Minnow: 4-8,


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