Yellowstone River

January 4, 2018

Fishing Conditions

January 4, 2018

 Now that we have had a couple days in a row that were warm the flowing ice has dissapeared. The weather is to stay like this through the rest of the week and should keep river conditions the same. The slowest current sections are froze over so unfortunately it won't be floatable for a couple months. Time to walk-wade. You should find some Rainbows at the end of a turns riffle where the water first gains some depth. Stoneflies and midges should both be in your nymph box in abundance.   


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 16-18-20, Micro Midge: 20-22, Matt's Midge: 20-22-24, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Biot Midge: 20-22

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, TB Bruised Baetis: 18-20, Purple Berger: 12-14-16, Tungsten Sunkist: 14-16-18, Copper and Pearl Zonker: 4-6

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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