Gallatin River

December 2, 2019

Fishing Conditions

December 2, 2019

 Since Thanksgiving Day there has been some slush flowing but this is going to change fast. We are going to have a much warmer week ahead, this will most likely put some snowmelt into the river. With the fresh green water flowing into the river there will be some tube worms that get flushed out of the banks. A weighted worm pattern will keep you down in the deeper runs where fish are beginning to hold for winter. The weather may bring some midge hatches. Their nymphs and emergers fished higher in the water column may be better than the dry fly. This will also be a good week to get some of the last/best steamer fishing. The valley sections will probably be the best for streamers.  


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 16-20, Purple Haze: 12-18, Matts midge: 18, Adams Para Wulff: 14-18, Tilt Wing BWO: 16-18, Comparadun BWO: 16-18-20, Film Critic: 16-18-20

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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