Stillwater River

April 17, 2017

Fishing Conditions

April 17, 2017

We still have a wadable level on this river for now at 430 cfs. This will change when spring runoff starts in a couple weeks. Midges will be the bug that you see all along the river in the slow water. Keep a look out for some larger BWO's. Mid afternoon may yield some dry fly fishing. Mayfly and caddis nymphs for the first half of the day with some midge droppers in the seam water.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 16-18-20, Low Rider Midge: 18-20-22, Brooks Sprout Black: 18-20-22, Micro Midge Black/ Red: 18-20

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

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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