Gallatin River

May 22, 2017

Fishing Conditions

May 22, 2017

 The water has started to get brown again but fish are eating. The Taylor Fork has started to add color again, above here the conditions are very good and the Park section will open on Satuday. The bite on black streamers along the bank has been good. Nymphing has also done well. Try dead drifting a dark Bugger with a Goldenstone. If your fly gets close enough to them so they can see it they are feeding. Caddis are out in the late afternoon. The same as the streamers, fish these close to the bank in the evening.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Parachute Adams: 16-18, Purple Haze: 16-18, Griffiths Gnat: 18-20-22, Batwing Emerger BWO: 18-20-22, Low-Rider Midge: 18-20-22, Micro Midge: 18-20-22, Midge Cluster: 16-18, Para Midge: 18-20-22, Quigley's Cluster: 14-16-18, Elk Hair Caddis, Olive: 12-14-16, Extended Body BWO: 16-18-20, 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, 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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