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Gallatin River Montana - fishing conditions

Fishing Conditions

The Gallatin has been fishing very good in spite of the heat wave we've been experiencing. The early morning hours are producing the most fish but the cooler temps here are keeping the fish feeding throughout the day. If it's hopper fishing your looking for, stick to the lower valley sections; the second cut in the farm fields is going on so this will help push some grasshoppers towards the river banks. As you head upstream and into the canyon you'll be switching over to more attractor patterns and terrestrials. Trudes and Glitter Ants have been very reliable. Over the next 4-5 days the action should only get better as our weather stays unseasonably cooler through the weekend.

Fly Pattern Suggestions

Nymphs| 4-6 Mega Prince: 4-6 Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8 Keystone Golden and Brown: 6-8 Rubberlegs Coffee, Goldenstone, Black: 4-6-8 Copper John Blue, Black, Red: 12-14 Lightning Bug Silver, Original, Gold: 12-14-16 G6 Caddis Olive & Tan: 14-16 El Diablo: 14-16-18 Little Bit of E: 14-16 Tungsten Purple Burger: 12-14 Price's Pacifier: 8-10 Mustang Sally: 14-16 San Juan Worm Red, Tan, Purple, Pink: 6-8-10, BHFB PT: 14-16

Dries| Chubby Chernobyl Pteronarcy's, Golden, Sunrise: 6-8-10 Rubberleg Stimulator Orange & Yellow: 6-8-10 Yeager Bomb Red & Brown: 12-14 Hippie Stomper Red: 12-14-16 PMX Lime, Yellow, Royal, Peacock: 10-12-14 Temper Tantrum Red, Yellow: 8-10-12 Spruce Moth: 10 D's Sprucie: 12 Ripcord Caddis: 12 Morish Hopper: 12-14 Ninja Cicada: 12-14 Yeagers Hangover Tan: 8-10 Never-Sink Trudes: 10-12-14 Glitter Ant: 16-18 Curtis's Hi-Vis Ant: 18

Streamers| BH Black Bugger: 2-4-6 Black Krystal Bugger: 6-8 Sex Dungeon Black, White, Yellow: 2 Home Invader Black, White, Yellow: 2 Black/Copper Zonker: 4-6 Sculpzilla Black, Olive, White: 2

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