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August 27, 2011

Midnight Stones

We’ve been lucky enough to float a few times after work lately.  One night we did well through town on pink hoppers and caddis droppers.  Broke off a couple fat ones on the streamer.  Olive and black were getting the action.  The last couple nights, just after sunset we’ve witnessed some vicious strikes – the…

August 24, 2011

Yellowstone River Fly Fishing Report

The Yellowstone River is in full swing and fishing well.  Grasshoppers continue to produce the most consistent fishing.  Smaller terrestrials such as ants and beetles have the fish looking up as well.  In the evenings especially, look for a lingering Caddis emergence and good fishing with nocturnal stone imitations.  Mcknight’s Fat Boy has been a…

August 21, 2011

2 Local Legends…

Livingston lost two of the best anglers the Yellowstone River has ever known this year.  Chester Marion, a guide and school teacher, (famous for the Marion Spruce) had caught more Yellowstone monster browns on a fly than anyone.  Many may still remember seeing Chester’s silhouette, chest deep in the river, (perhaps with a cigar in…

August 19, 2011

Hopper Time

Finally, August 18th we’re starting to see more hoppers in the morning guide boxes.  Midnight stones, caddis, flying ants, spruce moths, stonefly nymphs, caddis beadheads, and streamers are all working on the Yellowstone as well.  The dry fly fishing up high has been lights out, but unfortunately crowded as well.  Expect to see 30 rigs…

August 15, 2011

Yellowstone River Trout Fishing

The Yellowstone River is now fishing well from top to bottom with nymphs, streamers and dry flies.  The river is still green, with visibility between 2 and 3 feet.  The river is currently flowing at 5650 in town. In general dry fly fishing has been more consistent in the valley with hoppers, nocturnal stones, attractors…

August 12, 2011

Salmonflies in the Yellowstone Park

We had a great day fishing inside Yellowstone Park fishing with salmonflies and goldenstone patterns.  We saw about 2 dozen naturals, many of which were towards the end of their life cycle.  The native cutthroat were definitely looking up for dries, (although we caught most of our fish on smaller size 8 rubberleg nymphs).  We…

August 11, 2011

Summer is here…

  The Yellowstone has been on fire this week, with big fish eating nymphs and streamers.  Now is a great time to get out and go for a big one.  The fish are still on the banks and are actively looking for food.  Our advice?   Make you fly look like the “slow kid at…

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