The higher upstream you head the more ice and snow you will find. Usually you will find the most open water near Big Timber.Try running a dark colored stonefly with a pheasant tail dropper. For streamers stay on the small size in natural colors. As always, be careful wading this river still as the water is cold and the rocks are always slippery. The Brown trout spawn is over but it's still good to look for redds near town to avoid.
Dries: Purple haze: 12-18, Adams parawulff: 16-18, Chubby Chernobyl; 8-16, Hippie Stomper; 12-16, Yeagers 409; 12-16, Stimulators; 12-16, Brook Sprout BWO; 16-20, Thorax BWO; 16-20, Ext. Body BWO; 16-20, C-UM Spinner BWO; 16-20,
Nymphs| Copper John Yellow, Blue, Red, Lime: 12-14-16 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Silver: 14-16-18 Purple Berger: 14-16, Tungsten G6 Olive: 14-16 Dirty Bird Olive: 14-16 Starling Darling: 16 Petrified Pupa: 16 San Juan: 10-14, Olive Spanker: 16-20, Pats rubber legs: brown, black, coffee: 8-10, BLM Green; 18, Batwing Emerger; 18-20
Streamers| Black RL Krystal Bugger: 6-8 Hairy Sculpin Dk Olive, Brown: 2-4 CH Bow River Bugger Black, Brown: 2-4-6 Stinger Sculpin Tan, Olive: 4 Silvey's Sculpin Black, Olive, Tan: 2 Flash Fry Whitefish: 2
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