The Yellowstone is cleared of ice through most stretches. I havent been out this way to check the river, but there is probably some ice flow on freezing cold days. That being said, wade fishing may still be a good option. The river has been seeing some midge action in the mid afternoon but nymphing has been the most consistent producer. Running rubber legs and worms will pick up fish. Smaller attractor nymphys will also get the job done. Dont be afraid to slow strip or even dead drift bugger style flies. This method can get you into a few of those low holding browns and rainbows.
Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 16-18-20, Micro Midge: 20-22, Matt's Midge: 20-22-24, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Biot Midge: 20-22
Nymphs: Copper John Black, Blue: 16-18, Rubberlegs Coffee, Turd: 6-8, Delektable Brown Stone: 6-8-10, Mega Prince: 4-6-8, Prince Nymph: 14-18, Pyscho Prince Purple: 14-16, Pheasant Tail: 12-18, Hares Ear: 12-18, Nymphicator: 12-16, Batman: 12-16, TB Bruised Baetis: 18-20, Purple Berger: 12-14-16, Tungsten Sunkist: 14-16-18, Copper and Pearl Zonker: 4-6
Streamers: Big Black & Articulated... Silveys Sculpin Black 2, Eric's Jealousy Black 2, Lawn Mower Black 1, Natural Copper Zonker, T&A Bunkers Olive/White, Rainbow & Whitefish: 2 Swimmin Jimmy Rainbow: 2 Sex Dungeon White, Yellow: 2 Fathead White, Yellow, Olive, Black: 2 Silvey's Sculpin Natural, black, olive, silver:4 Circus Peanut tan, olive, black: 4 Lawn Mower yellow, white, olive: 4 Game Changer rainbow, white: 4 Erics Jealousy yellow, black, white: 4 Sculpzilla black, natural, olive, white: 4-6 Mr. Creepo black, tan: 6 Craven's Dirty Hippie: 4 JJ Special: 4-8 Belly Ache Minnow Natural, Olive:4-6, Baby Gonga: 8
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