Gallatin River

September 24, 2017

Fishing Conditions

September 24, 2017

The Gallatin is colored up due to the recent rains but is still fishing alright. Small black streamers and bigger black nymphs have been the ticket. Swinging the fly low and slow through some of the deeper pockets has been a good option. A two fly rig is also something to consider as swinging a soft hackle behind a bugger will get you into fish. Above the taylors fork is flowing clear. The fishing up here has been consistent with nymphs or soft hackles. A partridge and orange or smaller purple lightning bug will pick up a few fish throughout the day.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Parachute Adams: 16-18, Purple Haze: 16-18, Thorax PMD: 14-16-18, Ex. Body PMD:14-16-18-20, Parachute PMD: 14-16-18, Elk Hair Caddis, Tan: 14-16, Goddard Caddis: 14-16, Parachute Caddis, Tan: 12-14-16, PMX Stimulator, Yellow: 12-14, Yaeger 409, Brown, Yellow: 12-14-16, Chubby, Yellow, Olive: 12-14, Q's Glitter Ant: 16-18, CFO Ant: 12-14-16, Flying Loco Beetle: 14-16, Nick's Hi-Vis Beetle: 14-16

Nymphs: Delektable Hurless: 4-6, Mega Prince: 4-6, Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8, Pheasant Tail: 14-18, Copper John Blue, Black: 14-18, Lightning Bug Silver, Original, Gold: 12-14-16, G6 Caddis Olive & Tan: 14-16, Bubble Back BWO: 16-18, El Diablo: 14-16-18, Little Bit of E: 14-16, Tungsten Purple Burger: 12-14, Price's Pacifier: 8-10, Wire Worm Pink: 4, Military Mayfly: 18-20-22, Little Green Machine: 18-20-22

Streamers: BH Black Bugger: 2-4-6, Black Krystal Bugger: 6-8, Sex Dungeon Black, White, Yellow: 2, Home Invader Black, White, 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, Mr. Creepo, Yellow/Brown: 4, Cheech Leech, Halloween: 1

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