August Spruce Moth

So it goes, while most of our major hatches seem to have dwindled, enter the Spruce Moth. Look for canyon stretches that have plenty of dead or dying spruce trees.  These spots produce the most bud worms and hence, the most moth's.  These little guys fall out of the trees and land on the water randomly.  Mid to late morning flight can make for good dry fly fishing throughout the day.

Nymphing with smaller rubberleg's and lightning bugs should produce solid fishing in the fast water.  

 

Nymph's:

#8-12 Knotty Girl's....Black and Brown

#16-18 Soft Hackle PT's and orvis Lightning Bug's

#18 Flashback PT"s and FB Baetis

 Dries:

#10-14 Grey and Tan Elk Hair Caddis

#12-14 Spruce Moth

#14-18 Royal Stimi

Don't forget Streamer fishing on the Gallatin can be VERY rewarding.

olive Bow River bugger's and Olive woolly bugger's....

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