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  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
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  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Tuesday, June 06, 2006

    YELLOWSTONE HATCHES

    WHAT IS THAT BUG ?
    When Is That Bug ?
    what's its first name ?




    -- As the season in Yellowstone National Park gets rolling, and more rivers and lakes open up, it's nice to know what the trout are likely to be eating. Hatch charts are one way to help in plannig a trip, or planning what patterns to tie for your visit.
    -- At best the charts are indicative; at worst they are entertaining. There is no substitute for on-the-ground information, (check the sidebar for links.)
    -- The standard reference is "Fishing Yellowstone hatches" by John Juracek & Craig Mathews. This is no 'coffee table' prize. This is an excellent reference that will be worn out if you fish the area regularly.
    -- There are some excellent on-line sources as well. We've listed them below so that you can visit and bookmark them. Like all things fishy, they are weather and condition dependent. Pay no money & take your choice, all will provide insight for your fishing delight.

    Bud Lily's Hatch Chart
    Madison River Outfitter's Hatch Chart
    Total Yellowstone Hatch Chart
    Dan Bailey' Hatch Chart
    Jackson Hole Trout School Hatch & River Chart
    Angelfire Hatch Charts
    Trout Wrangler's Hatch Chart

    The Fly Fishing Report Hatch Chart
    Upper Valley Free Press General Hatch Chart

    -- These will get you started in your planning and fly tying. There is no substitute for on-site information, & you can find that at local trout shops when you reach Yellowstone.