Stillwater River

September 22, 2018

Fishing Conditions

September 22, 2018

The Stillwater is running at 450CFS and the colder nights have dropped water temperatures to a safe range. Terrestrials are dwindling down with these cold nights, but thats not to say you won't get an eat or two on a Hopper or Ant. We are starting to see fall baetis in most places,  A purple haze can be a great option out this way as well. With the colder and cloudier weather smaller streamers are a good bet. During the midday sun it will be wise to put a dropper like a pheasant tail or a lightening bug unter a larger foam attractor fly. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Purple Haze: 12-18, Renegade: 16-18-20, Chubby Chernobyl: 8-16, water walker: 10-18, Batwing Emerger BWO: 18-20, Slate-Winged BWO: 16-20, Brooke Sprout BWO: 16-20

Nymphs:Soft hackle Pheasant Tail: 16-18-20 Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8 Mega Pheasant Tail: 6 Mega Prince: 4-6-8 Mr Rubberlegs Brown Stone: 6-8 Copper John Yellow, Blue, Red, Lime: 12-14-16 Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Silver: 14-16-18 Purple Berger: 14-16 Crystal PT Pearl, Rust: 14-16-18 , Wire Worm: 6

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow and articulated Sparkle Minnow; JJ colors (brown/yellow) JJ Specials Black ,Olive Sex Dungeon: 2 Black Home invader: 2 Black, CH Bow River Bugger Black, Brown: 2-4-6 Stinger Sculpin Tan: 4 Silvey's Sculpin Black, Olive, Tan: 2 Flash Fry Whitefish: 2 Bling Minnow Pearl & Gold: 4, Baby Gonga: 8


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