Yellowstone River

October 19, 2021

Fishing Conditions

October 19, 2021

We are seeing fall fishing conditions on the Stone. Sub-surface will be your best bet with any variety of small soft hackle droppers or you can go a little bigger with a Rubberlegs, Zirdle, Goblin or Mini Zonker. There have been mid-day Baetis hatches as well and a sporadic October Caddis sighting once in awhile. And streamers in a variety of bright & flashy colors are pretty productive . 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Goddard Caddis: 12-14-16-18, Elk Hair Caddis, Tan: 12-14-16-18, X-Caddis, Tan: 14-16-18, Adult Caddis, Tan: 14-16, Purple Para Wolff: 12-14-16-18, CFO Ants: 12-16, Hi-Vis Adams: 16-18, Brook Sprout BWO: 20, Matt’s Midge: 20-24, Para Midge: 18-20-22

Nymphs: Rubberlegs Coffee, Turd: 6-8, Delektable Brown Stone: 6-8-10, Mega Prince: 4-6-8,Pheasant Tail: 12-18, Pearl Crystal PT: 14-16-18,Purple Berger: 12-14-16, Tungsten Sunkist: 14-16-18, Olive Soft Hackle: 18-20, Caddis Candy: 16-18, Crawling Caddis: 16-18, Hydropsyche Caddis: 12-14-16

Streamers:Silveys Sculpin Black 2, Eric's Jealousy Black 2, Lawn Mower Black 1, Natural Copper Zonker, T&A Bunkers Olive/White, Rainbow & Whitefish: 2 Swimmin Jimmy Rainbow: 2 Sex Dungeon White, Yellow: 2 Fathead White, Yellow, Olive, Black: 2 Silvey's Sculpin Natural, black, olive, silver:4 Circus Peanut tan, olive, black: 4 Lawn Mower yellow, white, olive: 4 Game Changer rainbow, white: 4 Erics Jealousy yellow, black, white: 4 Sculpzilla black, natural, olive, white: 4-6 Mr. Creepo black, tan: 6 Craven's Dirty Hippie: 4 JJ Special: 4-8 Belly Ache Minnow Natural, Olive:4-6, Baby Gonga: 8

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