14 July 2008
The Big bugs are definitely here. and The river getting greener by the day. The fishing is also getting better by the day! It’s a good time to be on the Yellowstone. I know…some of you guys just left…That was a good time to be on the Yellowstone too!
Stock up on some heavy tippet and big nymphs for starters. It also doesn’t hurt to add the large size “Thingamabobber". For all you high sticking anti-bobber fishers, lean out and dig deep. The fish are there, and so are the willows still left under the water. Keep your depth RIGHT where you need it, not too deep. Double up with a Pat’s Rubber Leg and a white Zonker, fish it hard and pay attention.
If you are right in the Salmon Fly hatch and there are bugs on the trees, try the big dries. If that doesn’t work, try the above. Chances are if you are seeing the bugs on the willows you are on the wrong stretch of river, those fish already ate, go up or down several miles.
Thanks everyone for a great week last week. Also, many thanks for all your kind comments and keep the checks coming for next year, Len and I will finally be able to buy enough gas to get to the store for food!