Gallatin River

September 20, 2019

Fishing Conditions

September 20, 2019

 With all the rain today and tomorrow the Gallatin will most likely have color to it over the weekend. Water temps are back into the 50's and the Taylor's Fork is probably dumping some mud into the Gallatin. With little clarity, nymphing will be the best option. A double nymph rig with a black pats rubberlegs to a worm or lightning bug is hard to beat fished tight to the bank. Streamer fishing with black streamers will be picking up also with the cooler temperature and off color water.  Be aware that there is road construction in the canyon, so plan accordingly. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Morrish Hopper: 6-10, Chubbies: 8-12, Amy's Ants: 10-14, Royal PMX: 8-10, Black & Red CFO Ants: 12-14, Hippie Stompers: 12-16, Twisted Sprucie: 10, CDC Elk Hair Caddis: 14-16, Griffiths Gnat: 16-20, Purple Haze: 12-18, Matts midge: 18, Adams Para Wulff: 14-18,

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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