Yellowstone River

October 16, 2019

Fishing Conditions

October 16, 2019

 The rest of the week will be much different weather than the last few days. Fortunately the river has stayed consistent while the last couple storm systems have rolled through Montana. The biggest factor lately has been the "W", I won't say the word but you know what I'm talking about. The dry fly fishing has taken a hit with the recent storms. There has been some late afternoon BWO's and midges hatching when there is some cloud cover. The streamer fishing has been on the rise and will get better. We are a few more fish eat on an active strip and not just a dead drift or swing. The most consistent fishing through out the course of the day has been with nymphs. Slow feeding seams are holding a number of fish. Short rigs with Blue Wing or midge patterns can get some of the afternoon sippers. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: CFO Ant Red/Black: 12-16, Amy's Ant Olive/Red: 10-14, CFO Ant: 12-14-16, PMX Royal: 8-10, Griffiths Gnat: 16-18, Matts Midge: 18, Purple Haze: 16-18, Purple Para Wulff: 16-18, Adams Para Wulff: 16-18, CDC Emerger Pink: 16-18, Hi-Vis Paraemerger BWO: 16-18-20, Thorax BWO: 16-18, CDC Biot Dun Pink Albert: 14-16-18

Nymphs: Copper John Black, Blue: 16-18, Rubberlegs Coffee, Turd: 6-8, Delektable Brown Stone: 6-8-10, Mega Prince: 4-6-8, Prince Nymph: 14-18, Pyscho Prince Purple: 14-16, Pheasant Tail: 12-18, Hares Ear: 12-18, Nymphicator: 12-16, Batman: 12-16, Purple Berger: 12-14-16, Tungsten Sunkist: 14-16-18, Olive Soft Hackle: 18-20,

Streamers: Big Black & Articulated... Silveys Sculpin Black 2, Eric's Jealousy Black 2, Lawn Mower Black 1, Natural Copper Zonker, T&A Bunkers Olive/White, Rainbow & Whitefish: 2 Swimmin Jimmy Rainbow: 2 Sex Dungeon White, Yellow: 2 Fathead White, Yellow, Olive, Black: 2 Silvey's Sculpin Natural, black, olive, silver:4 Circus Peanut tan, olive, black: 4 Lawn Mower yellow, white, olive: 4 Game Changer rainbow, white: 4 Erics Jealousy yellow, black, white: 4 Sculpzilla black, natural, olive, white: 4-6 Mr. Creepo black, tan: 6 Craven's Dirty Hippie: 4 JJ Special: 4-8 Belly Ache Minnow Natural, Olive:4-6, Baby Gonga: 8


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