Gallatin River

October 14, 2019

Fishing Conditions

October 14, 2019

The Gallatin looks great and is fishing well. There has been the occasional midge and or baetis hatch but it has been spotty with the varying weather. With the colder temps, nymphing is a great option and hard to beat right now. The Rainbows are beginning to get a good feed going with the changes in the weather. A double nymph rig with a bigger stonefly such as a pats rubberlegs to a small mayfly nymph or midge dropper has been producing well. Streamer fishing has been picking up and will continue to get better as the temperatures drop, especially in the valley. Smaller streamers in natural colors such as olive, white and black are working best. Be aware that there is road construction in the canyon, so plan accordingly. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Twisted Sprucie: 10, CDC Elk Hair Caddis: 14-16, Griffiths Gnat: 16-20, Purple Haze: 12-18, Matts midge: 18, Adams Para Wulff: 14-18, Tilt Wing BWO: 16-18, Comparadun BWO: 16-18-20, Film Critic: 16-18-20

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, Tungsten Purple Burger: 12-14, Wire Worm Pink: 4, Military Mayfly: 18-20-22, Little Green Machine: 18-20-22, Little Spanker: 12-18, Hares ear: 12-18, Zebra Midge: 18-22

Streamers: BH Black Bugger: 2-4-6, Black Krystal Bugger: 6-8, Sex Dungeon Black, Olive,: 2, Home Invader Black, 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, Yellow/Brown: 4, Cheech Leech, Halloween: 1

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