It's winter in the Gallatin Canyon. The river is fishing well in the afternoons when those water temps are at their peak. Nymphs are the main game with Rubberlegs, Zebra Midges, small mayflies, eggs, and worms. For you dry or die folk, midge patterns such as a Griffiths gnat, Renegade or a Paramidge will be your best options. The streamer bite has slowed considerably, but I wouldn't say no to a small natural colored sculpin.
Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 18-22, Midge Cluster: 16-20, Paramidge:18-22; Parachute adams: 18-22
Nymphs| Mega prince 12-6; Rubber Legs 12-6; AJ's Bird Turd 6-10; San Juan Worm (assorted colors and sizes);
Streamers| Woolly Bugger Black: 6-8, JJ Specials 4-8, McCune's Sculpin 4-8; Zonker 4-8;
Click to enlarge
Enter your number below to receive new, up-to-date river reports from Montana Troutfitters.