Yellowstone Park Waters

August 20, 2017

Fishing Conditions

August 20, 2017

 The Lamar has gone back to its normal flow after last weekends rains. For the best dry fly fishing you want to be on the river early in the morning or after dinner in the evening before dark. In the middle of the day the fish haven't wanted to come to the surface that much. This is when you need to have a dropper nymph. The best fishing may be on Soda Butte Creek. In the morning before the sun gets to high in the sky they are looking for small hopper patterns. In the afternoon when the sun is straight up it's time to switch into small streamers. Try a small black Zonker in the deeper green pools. The Madison river water temps are doing ok in the morning. The Brown trout have been feeding during the cool morning hours. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Ex. Body PMD: 14-16, Thorax PMD: 14-16, No Hackle PMD: 14-16, Purple Haze: 12-14-16, Para Wulff Adams: 12-14-16, Hemmingway Caddis: 12-14-16, Elk Hair Caddis: 12-14-16, Snow Shoe Caddis: 14-16, Goddard Caddis: 12-14-16, Morrish Hopper: 6-8-10-12-14, Thunder Thighs: 8-10-12, Triple Decker: 8-10-12-14, Q's Glitter Ant: 16-18, CFO Ant: 12-14-16

Nymphs: Caddis Pupa: 14-16, Petrified Pupa: 14-16, Hotwire Caddis: 12-14-16, Serengold Tan: 12-14-16, Fertile Caddis: 14-16, Big Spanker PT: 12-14-16-18, Copper John, Black: 12-14-16-18, Lightning Bugs: 12-14-16-18, Pat's Rubberlegs; Black, Brown, Goldenstone, Coffee: 6-8-10, Stoner Nymph; Brown, Black: 6-8, Rainbow Warrior: 18-20, Bat Wing EmergerPMD: 16-18, Ju Ju PMD: 16-18-20, Nosepick PMD: 16-18, Military Mayfly PMD: 16-18-20, Green Machine; Grey, PT: 18-20

Streamers: Hale Bopp Leach, Black: 8, BH Mini Leach, Black: 12, Simi Seal Leach, Black: 8, BH Crystak Bugger, Black: 6-8-10-12, Lunch Money, Tan: 4, Mini Ice Pick, Natural/Tan: 6, Double Bunny, Tan: 4-8, McCune's Sculpin, Tan: 4-8, Mini Dungeon, White: 6, Sparkle Minnow, White: 4-6, Zonker, Tan/Pearl, Black: 4-6-8

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