Stillwater River

July 18, 2018

Fishing Conditions

July 18, 2018

The Stillwater is back on the fall 2650 CFS. This water is still a little high but clear and fishing will be alright. Nymphing a big stonefly with a smaller mayfly behind it is always a good bet. Work the soft water hard and you will get it done! Fishing a purple haze behind a bigger chubby can be a good option. Work the shade when you can find it! Also note that if you are coming from Absorokee, the road is closed from Midnight creek on for a few miles due to rock slides. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffith's Gnat: 16-18-20, Renegade: 16-18-20, Midge Cluster: 16-18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22,

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, Olive Dolly Llama: 2 CH Bow River Bugger Black, Brown: 2-4-6 Stinger Sculpin Tan, Olive: 4 Silvey's Sculpin Black, Olive, Tan: 2 Flash Fry Whitefish: 2 Bling Minnow Pearl & Gold: 4, Baby Gonga: 8


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