Salmon fly update #6 July 2018

July 5, 2018

Salmon fly update #6 July 2018

Gallatin: The salmon flies have made their way through the entire river system. We are however, getting prepared for the residual salmon fly bite. There won’t be many bugs left out this way, but what it lacks in salmon flies, it makes up for in goldens, sallies, and sedge. It is by no means time to put away the big bugs on the Gallatin.

Madison: There may be a few bugs left up near the wade section but most guides are back on the nymph game up this way. There are however hoards of caddis and PMD’s around for the dry fly anglers up this way.

Yellowstone: The bugs have made their way through the lower portions of the Yellowstone river, but for those of you that want to chase bugs the park should be epic in the next few days. The black canyon on the Yellowstone is always a favorite salmon fly fishery in the summer. This area holds bugs for longer than most. This weekend should see the start of the hatch with the forecasted weather and we will probably have about 2 weeks of good action up in that area. The wading will be tough but for those willing to work for it fishing will be legendary!

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