Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bugs (and boats) at Carbella

Needless to say the Yellowstone has been fishing very well lately.  Most of the action (and boat traffic) has been above emigrant chasing the salmonfly hatch.   Big bugs have now been spotted as high as Gardiner down to Loch … Continue reading

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Callibaetis Hatch

As if Salmonflies and PMD’s weren’t enough, there’s also some serious Callibaetis hatches coming off on local and private ponds.  Plan on fish looking up for dries as early as 9:00 – 9:30, and depending on wind and weather lasting … Continue reading

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Madison -vs- Yellowstone?

Wow.  The salmonfly hatch is absolutely epic this year.  The Yellowstone is now on fire, but at the same time the Upper Madison continues to kick out big brown after big brown… Where to go is actually a tough decision … Continue reading

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Stonefly action continues…

We had a couple calls asking us about yesterday’s spike on the Yellowstone.  No need to worry, it was a small bump and the clarity has already returned up high.  It’s a feeding frenzy over here, with a true Smörgåsbord … Continue reading

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Salmonflies on the stone…

It’s official, salmonflies are getting thick on the Stone.  Right now the heat of the hatch is located just above Loch Leven.  Goldenstones are already above that, as well as tons of caddis, some yellow sallies, and a few big … Continue reading

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Flutter Fever continues…

Salmonfly fever is still happening out there, most guide boats have been heading to either the Upper Madison or the Yellowstone.  The bugs have been rather spotty, so if you notice some natural salmonflies or goldenstones in a particular stretch … Continue reading

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PMD’s on the Creeks

We’re please to report that this year has been a good year PMD’s on the spring creeks.  Armstrong’s, Nelson’s, and DePuy’s have all had really good hatches lately.  We’ve also heard good reports from other spring creeks in the area … Continue reading

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Book Your Trip for Salmonflies Now

Salmonfly Fever is in full swing in South Western Montana. The big bugs are showing up in full force on the Upper Madison and slowly tapering off on the Big Hole. With the bulk of the salmonflies on the Yellowstone … Continue reading

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Salmonflies on the Stone!?

Yup.  Can’t say we’ve ever fished the Yellowstone in late May, nor can we say we’ve ever fished salmonflies on the Yellowstone as early as mid June… until now.  There are more goldenstones than salmonflies so far, plus some larger … Continue reading

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Stone on the drop

The Yellowstone is fishing again.  The visibility is between 1.5  and 2 feet in town with a “green is good” color to it – perfect for fooling those bank dwellers on streamers.  We haven’t seen any salmonfly dries yet but … Continue reading

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