Yellowstone Fly Fishing Report 6.17.10

Yellowstone National Park has been the place to be recently!  The Firehole River has been lights out through the entire length of river with amazing hatches and consistent dry flyfishing.  Baetis, PMD’s, and several species of caddis are all abundant.  Yes I said Baetis…  Mother Nature is in full effect with lots of rain and a few snow showers.   Forecasts are calling for sun and temps in the 70’s  this weekend. Bring it! Morning PMD spinner falls, mid-day hatches, and evening egg-laying caddis make this tour a full day event.  Job, What job?  Watching the evening caddis swarm is mind boggling and a hoot to fish! I enjoy swinging a White Miller soft hackle through this mess and watchin ’em leap! You gotta love Salmonflies!  This prehistoric giant of the bug world has been out in the lower Firehole canyon and near the Madison Junction.  Water Walkers and Sunken Stones are my go to’s when this is on.  Skate these flies across the surface for the most fun.  There are reports of a few Gray Drakes as well.  Let’s hope this hatch is stronger than in recent memory…. The next three weeks should prove to be great action on these rivers….

Madison River Salmonfly nymph

Rubberlegs make for great stonefly nymph imitations.

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