The fishing is awesome right now and with lots of rodeos and Stars & Stripes waving the 4th of July will be a great time to get out. Show your American pride and go fly fishing!
YELLOWSTONE RIVER: 8,000cfs
Fishing is awesome on the stone and lots of dry fly action, oh yes we said dry fly! The Salmonflies are mostly up way high and more so into the Park but the Goldenstones, yellow sallies, caddis, and PMDs are very active. A nice olive green color to it this is a great time to be floating on the river. The streamer bite has been ok but a dead drifted olive bugger is about as good as it gets.
dries: chubby chenobyl-purple and gold, barely kickin stone, yellow stimulator, never sink sally, never sink trude, PMX royal, purple parachute, Para PMD, PMD squeezer, PMD film critic, purple caddis, X caddis, bloom spara caddis
nymphs: double bead stone, copper john lime, sparkle pupa, olive soft hackle, iron sally, tung yellow sally, PT sapnker, blue spanker, crackback PMD, military may PMD, rubberlegs
streamers: Olive and white zonkers, JJ's special, olive buggers, dream catcher, Screamers black and badger, new school muddler, bow river bugger, dream catcher
GALLATIN RIVER: 1,490cfs
Nice and green the Galllatin has been offering some fantastic fishing lately. Fish are staged more in the riffles and summer time lies. At the top of runs and cooler moving water. Some real nice caddis in the afternoons and PMDs early and late in the day with attractor patterns being the ticket midday for dry action.
dries: never sink trude- red, H & L variant, 409 brown, JC's special, royal PMX, chubby chernobyl-gold, X caddis, brown elk hair, para adams, sparkle dun, comparadun, PMD film critic, PMD floating nymph
nymphs: rubberlegs, muskrat golden,rock n roller stone, iron sally, lime copper john, twisted wire ginger, olive soft hackle, pearl soft hackle, blue spanker, silver spanker, san juan, double bead stone
streamers: olive zonker, buggers, new school muddler, flesh eating sculpin, sculpzilla, bow river bugger
UPPER MADISON: 1,200cfs
Some really nice gin clear water on the upper right now with fish looking up for bugs. The Salmon flies are mostly done for except way way up high in the Park. The goldenstones have been great as well as PMDs, yellow sallies, and Caddis for the dry. Subsurface they are chomping stoneflies and caddis nymphs as well as a dead drifted sculpin. Lots of tiny fish feeding tight to the bank with the bigger guys hanging in the deeper holes and pockets towards the middle of the river.
dries: never sink sally, never sink trude, JC special, blooms para caddis olive, elk hair brown, purple teaser, PMD squeezer, fastwater caddis, film critic PMD, chubby chernobyl purple, red, and gold, barely kickin stone, para Adams, royal PMX
nymphs: rock n roller stone, PT spanker, blue spanker, iron sally, tungsten yellow sally, olive soft hackle, mangy caddis, harrops olive soft hackle, primetime pupa, red copper john, sex fly, crackback PMD
streamers: bow river buggers, zonkers, dream catchers, screamers, JJs special, sparkle minnow
MISSOURI RIVER: 4,480cfs
Some fantastic dry fly action and some fantastic wet fly action on the MO right now. The pods of fish going after PMD adults and emergers are in full swing and it's a blast. Plenty of caddis flies and some yellow sallies as well. Clear cool water and a great option to fish.
flies: Sparkle dun, sulphur dun, Para Adams, film critic PMD, Para PMD, tilt wing PMD, bloom's caddis, elk hair caddis, purple caddis, micro may, red headed stepchild, bloom's soft hackle brown, lil spanker PT, lightning bug, zebra midge, ray charles, primetime pupa, copper john, hunch back scud, sow bug, sculpzilla, mini-loop, zonkers, sparkle minnow, crayfish
BIG HOLE RIVER: 933cfs
Pretty killer dry fly action the last few days on the Big Hole. The Salmonflies are on their way out but the Goldenstones and mayflies are taking the stage as the hot bugs. The flow is getting lower so focus hard on the faster moving riffles, even if it's only four inches deep. Think about where you might want to hang out on a 90 degree day in the middle of a windless field or in the shade with a cool breeze? Brown trout think the same way.
dries: chubby chernobyl, yellow stimulator, royal PMX, elk hair caddis-brown, para drake, never sink sally, low rider sally, film critic, never sink trude, royal wulff
nymphs: tungsten yellow sally, iron sally, red copper john, rubberlegs, rock n roller stone, double bead stone, PT spanker
streamers: JJ's special, sparkle minnow, zonkers, dream catcher, silveys sculpin, sculpzilla