Yellowstone Park Waters

July 15, 2019

Fishing Conditions

July 15, 2019

 A lot of the Parks waters are turning the corner and coming out of spring run-off. The Gallatin is having multiple bug hatches each day from PMD's to Stoneflies. The afternoon weather is keeping the dry fly fishing down but the nymphing has been great. The Firehole and Madison have gotten too warm, but the Gibbon is fishing with PMD's during the day and Caddis in the evening. The northeast corner is now fishable and getting better each day. The next week is predicted to be warm and dry which will get more hatches popping. If you can't make it that far into the Park the Gardner River has come down and has great clarity. Even when big the Gardner is shallow so a dry dropper rig works her great. Stoneflies will run up the bottom end and also into Black Canyon soon.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Elk Hair Caddis/ Tan, Gray: 12-14-16, Snowshoe Caddis/ Tan: 14-16-18, Comparadun PMD: 16-18-20, Brook Sprout: 16-18-20, Chubby/ Olive, Golden: 12-14-16, Tilt Wing PMD: 16-18, Hackle Stacker PMD: 16-18, Snowshoe Sally: 14-16

Nymphs: Green Machine PT: 16-18-20, Rootbeer Float PMD: 18-20, Batwing Emerger PMD: 16-18, Military Mayfly: 16-18, Pat's Rubber Legs/ Olive, Black, Brown: 8-10-12, BH FB Pheasant Tail: 12-14-16-18, Hare's Ear: 12-14-16-18

Streamers: Zonker/ Tan, Pearl, Black: 4-6-8, Lil' Kim/ Silver: 4, Dirty Hippy/ Rainbow: 2

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