Montana Troutfitters is Bozeman’s oldest fly fishing shop Since 1978

Apr 17, 2024

The stone has been fishing ok and should get better as things start warming up. Heavy double nymph rigs with stonefly, worm, and attractor patterns will be most consistent. BWO's and march browns are getting active so fish those nymphs! Now's the time to hunt those big browns. Large articulated streamers have been doing well and we have done best fishing streamers slow and deep with a jig retrieve. Check wind conditions before heading out and please remember to check boat ramps for ice if you decide to float.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

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Dries:

buzzball, purple haze, parachute dun BWO, extended-body BWO, parachute adams

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Nymphs:

zonker, goblin, wooly bugger, perdigons, san juan worm, wire worm, Frenchie, pheasant tails

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Streamers:

dungeons, mongrel meat, Schultsys sculpin, rusty trombone, goldie

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