Yellowstone River

January 21, 2020

Fishing Conditions

January 21, 2020

 If you are daring, this is probably your last shot to float a few stretches of the river. Your best shot will be in Paradise Valley. Ice has started to break apart. This actually helps kick up bugs from the bottom when it rolls through shallower spots. Nymphing has been the best producer while the weather was colder. This weeks weather may get some fish in back eddies to eat dry fly midges. Running a rubber legs or any stonefly nymph with a small #16 or #18 midge under it has been picking up fish during the heat of the day. Swinging small streamers in darker colors has been picking up a few fish as well. This is a good time of year to bust out the double bugger rig. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 16-18, Matts Midge: 18, Purple Haze: 16-18, Purple Para Wulff: 16-18, Adams Para Wulff: 16-18, CDC Emerger Pink: 16-18, Hi-Vis Paraemerger BWO: 16-18-20, Thorax BWO: 16-18, CDC Biot Dun Pink Albert: 14-16-18

Nymphs: Copper John Black, Blue: 16-18, Rubberlegs Coffee, Turd: 6-8, Delektable Brown Stone: 6-8-10, Mega Prince: 4-6-8, Prince Nymph: 14-18, Pyscho Prince Purple: 14-16, Pheasant Tail: 12-18, Hares Ear: 12-18, Nymphicator: 12-16, Batman: 12-16, Purple Berger: 12-14-16, Tungsten Sunkist: 14-16-18, Olive Soft Hackle: 18-20,

Streamers: Big Black & Articulated... Silveys Sculpin Black 2, Eric's Jealousy Black 2, Lawn Mower Black 1, Natural Copper Zonker, T&A Bunkers Olive/White, Rainbow & Whitefish: 2 Swimmin Jimmy Rainbow: 2 Sex Dungeon White, Yellow: 2 Fathead White, Yellow, Olive, Black: 2 Silvey's Sculpin Natural, black, olive, silver:4 Circus Peanut tan, olive, black: 4 Lawn Mower yellow, white, olive: 4 Game Changer rainbow, white: 4 Erics Jealousy yellow, black, white: 4 Sculpzilla black, natural, olive, white: 4-6 Mr. Creepo black, tan: 6 Craven's Dirty Hippie: 4 JJ Special: 4-8 Belly Ache Minnow Natural, Olive:4-6, Baby Gonga: 8


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