Stillwater River

August 20, 2017

Fishing Conditions

August 20, 2017

 The upper river is good for wading and if you want to float head to the lower part of the river. The dry fly fishing has been good with caddis and PMD's. A purple haze is also a great fly over here worked in the slow water. A small wooly bugger worked in the shaded edges can also find a few of the larger fish. We are just starting to see fish targeting hoppers. Definitely bring some if you are floating the lower river. This is always a good place to toss around some attractor flies such as a purple haze or adams. This is a good place to get away from the crowds for a relaxing weekend. The water is also cool over here still. This is a good place to be for an all day fishing experience. In the High sun it pays to go deeper. Work the soft boulder pockets and slow edges with any rigs you do use. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Elk Hair Caddis: 12-14-16, Henry's Fork Black Caddis:16-18, Goddard Caddis: 12-14-16, Thorax PMD: 14-16-18, Parachute PMD: 14-16-18, Chubby, Gold, Olive: 8-10-12-14, Yellow Stimulator: 14-16, Yeager 409, Yellow: 12-14-16, Morrish Hopper: 6-8-10-12-14, Baby Boy Hopper: 12-14-16, Fat Albert: 10-12

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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