Check current streamflow conditions for:
Montana or Idaho
After a somewhat unsettled weather pattern last week, we've finally settled in to more seasonable weather pattern (even after
a bit of snow in the high country). Flows are pretty stable throughout the region, waters are cool and weather for the next
ten days should be mid to upper 70s in the mountains and low 80s in the valleys.
If you want to check water temps for many rivers in the area go to our web site www.budlillys.com and click on the stream
flow for Montana or Idaho at the top of the page.
Flow at the dam is 822 cfs - Kirby is 937 and Varney is at 1060 - these should hold for the foreseeable future unless
we see much hotter weather below Ennis.
Rusty Spinners and nocturnal stones in the mornings with PMDs and caddis getting active as the water warms. Sallies and a
few spuce moths for top water action in the afternoon then caddis from 5 PM to dark. Look for hoppers to start as well as
the flying ant hatch.
Girdle Bugs 4-8, Smeth Stone Bomb, Jimmy Legs Coffee, BH Prince 6-8, Zebra Midge 16-18, BH Mangy Caddis, RAM Caddis 12-14,
Super Chubby Purple, Hodek Stone, Furmanski Flutter Caddis 12, Jakes Richter Spruce Moth, PMD Challenged 16-18, PMD Sparkle
Dun 16-18, Rusty Spinner 14, Missing Link Caddis 14, Sexy Sally 14. Dave's Hopper 10-14, Para Hopper 10-14, Stream Bank
Robber Flesh 14, Deer Hair Ant 12, Royal Wulff 10-16.
The Gallatin is clear up to the Taylor Fork and then chocolate below from the weekend rain and snow. Should clear by Friday.
Lots of caddis, PMDs and Sallies.
Chubby Golden, Tilt Wing PMD 16-18,Sexy Sallies 14, Spruce Moth 12-14
Hebgen – 95% full. Buggers, leeches and cray fish patterns if fishing from shore. This should be a good weather week for
gulper fishing - Callibaetis and Tricos early - fish spinners or slow strip nymphs. Challenged Callibaetis 14, Film Critic
14-16, HOH CB Para Spinner 14, Jakes Hebgen Spinner 14-16, Poxyback CB Nymph 14.
Quake Lake - same as Hebgen
Henry's Lake – No current report - prospect with damsel nymphs and crystal buggers.
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 as well as bridge work at Craig Pass (Old Faithful to
Lake) 30 minute delays.
Firehole - come back after Labor Day
The Gallatin in the Park is fishing very well - no need to get there early. PMDs - Caddis - Sallies - small hoppers - Royal
Wulff's for ants.
The Gardner - Small hoppers, Stims, Royal Wulff.
We spent this past weekend up at Cooke City and got to spend some time in the NE corner. Soda Butte and Lamar were off color
from a week of rain, but we decided that Soda was close enough to give it a shot - morning was slow, but we did see lots of
drake spinners and PMDs hatching. As the river dropped about 4 or 5 inches by noon clarity improved and we started working
small hoppers in the seams and cut banks. We hooked probably 20 nice cutts and landed about 10 or 12. Sunday we hit lower
Slough and while we had periods of calm and sun the wind kicked our you know what mid afternoon. Finally picked up a couple
of hybreds on a rusty spinner. Monday we hit the Yellowstone at Buffalo Ford - and again were greated by weather issues -
stiff winds, rain and an eventual 20 degree drop in temperature. Needless to say we packed it in.
Figure Green/Gray Drakes, caddis, Sallies and PMDs. Ants, beetles and small hoppers -- a rusty spinner mid morning is also a
Yellowstone Lake - Purple Showgirl, Black leech, Black BH Bugger Look for Callibaetis around Gull Point.
The flush flows in the Box came off as planned last week with flows of just over 2000 cfs from Tuesday through Thursday
evening. Flow at the Box is now stable at 932 cfs. The plan is to hold at that level unless it gets hot and dry again.
We've had several guide trips in the Box and also Warm River to Ashton this week and fishing has been very good. Now that
these flows are stable, the Ranch should pick back up as well - look for PMDs, Flavs, ants, beetles and smaller hoppers to
start producing again. Caddis in the evening as well.
HOH CDC Palmered Caddis Olive 14-16, Henryville Special 12-16, Challenged PMD 16-20, Batwing PMD Emerger, HOH PMD Para
Spinner 14, HOH Rusty Spinner 14, Green Drake Wulff 14, Sparkle Dun Olive 14, No Hackle Olive 14, Honey Ant, Crystal ant.
Warm River to Ashton - Hopper dropper combos
Lilly's Trout Shop
Products are starting to arrive:
New gear from Fishpond, Simms,, The New Douglas Fly Rods, Abel's new sealed drag reel and latest
tools and zingers and
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
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