Check current streamflow conditions for:
Montana or Idaho
Things are settling down and getting ready for pretty good fishing. Snow is just about gone and streams are clearing or
clear. Forecast for mid 70s to low 80's through next week with little if any chance of rain.
They're still trying to squeeze every drop of water into Hebgen - flow at the dam 598 cfs, Kirby is 914 cfs and
Varney around 1440 cfs. Below Quake is clear and starting to see some dry fly action - Caddis, Sallies and a few PMDs. Down
around Varney to Eight Mile the Salmon flies have started to hatch.
K Better Foam Caddis tan 12,CFO Tan Caddis 14, Olive
EH Caddis 12-16, Hemingway Caddis 12-16, Morrish StillStone 4, Jakes Hot Cake, Flutter Bug, black rubber legs 4-8, BH Prince
12-16, Black Copper John 14-18.
The Gallatin Has cleared and Salmon Flies are in the Canyon.
Hebgen – 98.1% full - about 5 or 6 inches till full. Buggers, leeches and cray fish patterns subsurface. Midges have
backed off a bit but you can still get them on a zebra midge. Callibaetis are starting to show in the weed beds.
Quake Lake - wait -- still green
Henry's Lake – Goat hair Leeches and damsel nymphs - fish the mouths of the creeks.
Permit fees stayed the same this year - $18 for 3 Day, $25 for 7 Day and $40 for the Season.
Road Construction between Norris and Mammoth continues this year expect 30 minute delays.
If you must fish the Firehole hit before noon - earlier is better. Still some dry fly action on the Madison and the Gibbon.
Salmon flies on the Yellowstone at Tower and reports of some on the Gardner as well! Morrish Stillstone, Drowned Salmon
fly, Jakes Hot Cake.
Lamar and Soda Butte are still high and off color - Slough is a bit high but fishable with buggers and streamers.
Yellowstone Lake Purple Showgirl, Black leech, Black BH Bugger.
Harriman State Park - AKA "The Ranch" opened last Wednesday, cool temps, wind and increased flows made for less than
ideal fishing. But the fish have settled and the hatches will come with the warmer weather. Look for Green Drakes, PMDs and
caddis to be in full swing with ants and beetles as a back up plan.
CDC Green drake emerger, Green drake cripple, Para
Quill Green drake, Hemingway Caddis 14-18, HOH CDC Tan Palmered Caddis, CDC Caddis emerger Olive 14-18, PMD Challenged 16-20,
HOH Para PMD 14, Tilt Wing Dun 16-18, Para Rusty Spinner 14-16.
The Box is ruuning at about 1100 cfs this week - expect maybe another 2-300 cfs later this week. One of our guide clients
landed a 19" Rainbow yesterday in the Box - she's 16 and out fished her father. I'll post pictures on Facebook when I get
Warm River to Ashton is a smorgasbord Golden stones, PMDs, Caddis and Yellow Sallies. HF Golden size 8, Morrish Still
Stone Golden, Jakes Hot Cake Golden, Goldie Hawn, HOH Flutter Sally,Para Quill PMD 16-18, Rusty Spinner 14-16, Hogans Spring
Creek Geek PMD 16-18, Tung Bruised PMD nymph 16.
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Products are starting to arrive:
New gear from Fishpond, Simms, Sage, DeYoung reels from Abel and lots
of new fly patterns in as well - these will be added to the web site as time permits.
These items can be ordered from our On-Line Shopping at www.budlillys.com - or you can
always call in an order 800-854-9559.
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