Stillwater River

August 9, 2020

Fishing Conditions

August 9, 2020

 The Stillwater has been a great option and flows have dropped down to 768cfs.  Hopper-Dropper rigs and your general attractor dries along with flashy beadhead nymphs should get the job done. Nymphing has been solid with your usual options such as prince nymphs and pheasant tails. If you are heading down around Absarokee, stick to fishing it in the mornings as we have seen water temperatures getting above 70 degrees in the afternoons over here. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Parachute Adams 10-18; Purple Haze 12-16; Comparadun BWO 16-18-20; Griffiths Gnat 16-18-20; Low Rider Midge 18-20-22

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


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