Stillwater River

October 21, 2019

Fishing Conditions

October 21, 2019

 The slow water started to get some ice coverage over the weekend. Nymphing  is the best option with stoneflies and general attractors such as copper johns or lightning bugs. Streamer fishing has been decent and getting better with smaller natural colored streamers. Always be careful wading and floating on the Stillwater, this can be a dangerous river if you're not paying attention, especially when some ice starts to form. No need to get out and start fishing early, you will be fine if get to the river around 10 o'clock.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Purple Haze: 16-19, Renegade: 16-18-20, Griffiths Gnat: 18-20, Matts Midge: 18, Adams parawulff: 16-18, CDC Emerger pink: 16-20,

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, San Juan: 8-12, Pats Rubber Legs: 8-12

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow and articulated Sparkle Minnow; JJ colors (brown/yellow) JJ Specials Black ,Olive Sex Dungeon: 2 Black Home invader: 2 Black, CH Bow River Bugger Black, Brown: 2-4-6 Stinger Sculpin Tan: 4 Silvey's Sculpin Black, Olive, Tan: 2 Flash Fry Whitefish: 2 Bling Minnow Pearl & Gold: 4, Baby Gonga: 8


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