Gallatin River

November 18, 2021

Fishing Conditions

November 18, 2021

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. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

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;

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