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  • Sunday, May 07, 2006

    YELLOWSTONE OPENER IN JUST 18 DAYS

    TIME TO COUNT FLIES
    Lay In A Supply Of Different Patterns
    -- By now you should have decided which destination to aim for on opening day. This will affect the selection of flies that you have on hand, and the numbers of each. Generally the destination of choice for the Yellowstone fly fisher is a clear stream with some warm pools to encourage hatching of flies.
    -- Although the Firehole River is the most common destination for west-side fisher folks, there are other appealing locations as well. The Madison River and the Gibbon River are also potential targets, as is Nez Perce Creek.

    -- Although river flows are high, the melt has been dampened by cool weather and the increase in flows has not hurt much, (except the Madison below the West Fork.) The traditional advice is to have lots of streamers and nymphs for opening day in the high country.
    -- This means at least a couple of dozen of each of the following: (click on name for recipe)
    Yellow Spruce Fly / Yellowstone Winter Grub / Montana Duster (yellow) / Montana Duster (pink or salmon) / Prince Nymph (bead-head or otherwise) / Little Sinkers / Elk Hair Caddis / Yellowstone Cinch /
    Yellowstone Morning Glory.

    -- Fishing is still good for Rainbows in the tailwater fishery below Hebgan Dam, and at the edge of the ice on Hebgan Reservoir. Yse big streamers - they are after "groceries" this time of year.

    Check Stream Flows








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