Upper Madison

September 21, 2021

Fishing Conditions

September 21, 2021

The Upper Madison has been fishing good. With all the recent storms and cloud cover, the streamer bite has been awesome in the mornings. After the morning streamer bite has subsided, full Dropper rig has been the best bet. For droppers, anything small and flashy will get the job done: Green Machines, $3 dips, purple deaths, goblins, copper johns, prince nymphs, Perdigons, worms, shop vacs, black & brown rubber legs, and your favorite caddis pupa are all good bets.  There has been a lot of big brown trout caught very early in the morning on big streamers as of late. Streamer color has been variable lately, but typically black and olive are great colors on cloudier and rainy days and yellow and white are our favorites for those sunny days.  


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Renegades: 14-18, Griffith’s Gnat: 16-18-20, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Matt’s Midge: 20-22-24, Thorax BWO: 18-20, Brook Sprout BWO: 18-20,

Nymphs| Mega prince: 8-12, Delektable Hurless: 6-10, Lil' Spanker Gold Purple or Red: 16-18, Lightning Bug Purple or Silver: 16-18, SH Thorax Bead, Tan: 14-16-18, SH Copper John: 14-16, Nymphicator: 16-18, Green Machine PT: 18-20, King Prince:12-16, Coppertone: 6-8, Pat's Rubberlegs: 6-8-10, Copper John Black and Blue: 16-18-20, Green Machine: 16-18-20, Crystal dip: 16-18 Three Dollar Dip:16, Worms: 12-16, Rainbow Warrior; 16-18

Streamers| Smoke N Mirrors Cream #4, Sparkle Minnow Smoke #4, Complex Twist Bugger White Size #4, Sex Dungeon Tan, Olive, Rust, Yellow, Black: 2 Silvey's Sculpin Black: 2 Conehead JJ Special: 2-4 Home Invader Yellow, White: 2 Zonkers White, Olive, Natural/Copper: 4-6, Double Screamer Streamer Olive/Black: 2 Circus Peanut Olive: 2 Sculpzilla Black, Dark Olive, Natural: 4-8, 2 Dolly Llama white, 8 Baby Gonga


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