Gallatin River

June 21, 2018

Fishing Conditions

June 21, 2018

The Gallatin is fishing, especially above the Taylor fork and up through the canyon. The weekend rain blew out the lower river down from the taylor fork. Up top, This is the time to work your big rubber legs, mega princes, buggers, and worms. That being said, you will find a few fish on smaller stuff fished beneath a big nymph. Bobber lobbin is still the name of the game. Add a big bobber, add a few split shot, and chuck it into the soft water. The bites are quick so be ready for the hook set. Be really careful out this way, wading is difficult and the river is unforgiving!

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Chubby Chernobyl: 8-16 (purple, copper, royal, orange), Purple Haze: 12-18, Water Walker: 4-16

Nymphs: Delektable Hurless: 4-6, Mega Prince: 4-6, Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8, Pats Rubber Legs: 6-10, Pheasant Tail: 14-18, Copper John Blue, Black: 14-18, Lightning Bug Silver, Original, Gold: 12-14-16, Bubble Back BWO: 16-18, El Diablo: 14-16-18, Little Bit of E: 14-16, Tungsten Purple Burger: 12-14, Price's Pacifier: 8-10, Wire Worm Pink: 4, Military Mayfly: 18-20-22, Little Green Machine: 18-20-22

Streamers: BH Black Bugger: 2-4-6, Black Krystal Bugger: 6-8, Sex Dungeon Black, White, Yellow: 2, Home Invader Black, White, Yellow: 2, Black/Copper Zonker: 4-6, Sculpzilla Black, Olive, White: 2, Micro Zonker Grey, Brown, Black: 8, Bellyache Minnow Tan: 1-1/0, JJ Special: 6-8, Mr. Creepo, Yellow/Brown: 4, Cheech Leech, Halloween: 1

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