Stillwater River

April 23, 2018

Fishing Conditions

April 23, 2018

 The flow is starting to get to big to walk wade unless you go up high. Near Absarokee you will want to float. The water temp is lower than some other rivers so it isn't as close to having the Spring Baetis hatch. This is a place to stick with bumping nymph rigs down the bottom along a seam line.   


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffith's Gnat: 16-18-20, Renegade: 16-18-20, Midge Cluster: 16-18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22,

Nymphs:Soft hackle Pheasant Tail: 16-18-20 Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8 Mega Pheasant Tail: 6 Mega Prince: 4-6-8 Mr Rubberlegs Brown Stone: 6-8 Copper John Yellow, Blue, Red, Lime: 12-14-16 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Silver: 14-16-18 Purple Berger: 14-16 Crystal PT Pearl, Rust: 14-16-18 , Wire Worm: 6

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow and articulated Sparkle Minnow; JJ colors (brown/yellow) JJ Specials Black ,Olive Sex Dungeon: 2 Black Home invader: 2 Black, Olive Dolly Llama: 2 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 Bling Minnow Pearl & Gold: 4, Baby Gonga: 8


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