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SUMMER HATCHES

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....

Dries:

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

Nymphs

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......

 

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On July 20, 2014

EAST SLOPE OUTDOORS

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

406-995-4369