Summer is in full swing with a variety of hatches occurring throughout the Gallatin River and tributaries. We're fishing with lots of caddis patterns both nymphs and dries. Here's a few....
Size 12-16 Elk hairs and X-caddis both tan and olive...
Size 8-12 Grey Drakes
Size 14-18 Yellow and Royal Stimis
Try Rogue Goldens in the afternoon's with long droppers(2.5 ft on 4x) in more broken riffle water away from the banks in the bigger runs..
Attractor patterns like golden and tan chubbys are a good bet too....size 10-12
Size 14-18 Grey and Rusty Klinkhammers and Parachute Adams
Size 12-16 Bead Head Nymphs
Prince/Trout crack/Soft hackle lightning bugs/Orvis lightning bugs/Unwired Amber/ Olive Le Bug/Soft Hackle Pheasant Tails/Ted's diving Caddis/Cream Serendipitys/ Yellow Sallies/AKA Prince
Warm and dry condition's have also produced some early terrestrials like size 14-16 black ants and 14-16 Yellow and Tan Hoppers.
Call or stop in the new shop in the Big Sky Town Center seven days a week 8am-7pm for up to date changes and current conditions......
On July 20, 2014
The Gallatin River has really shaped up through the high water season. We're fishing a variety of golden stones and salmon flies on top.
Try size 6-10 Rogue/True salmon flies
Size 8-12 Rogue/True golden stones
Size 10-14 Yellow stimulators
Size 12-16 elk hair caddis
Nymphs to use:
Size 12-16 Orvis lightning bugs and soft hackle pheasant tails
Size 14 red copper johns
Super Dave's trout crack....(only available here!)
Size 14-16 Yellow sallies
Size 6-8 Knotty girl's and assorted rubberlegs
size 12-14 bead and non bead prince's
Call or stop by the shop in the Big Sky town center 8-7 every day for up to date info and changes