Stillwater River Report 4/8/2017

Stillwater 4/8: Spring fishing conditions are rounding into shape. Midges have been coming off most days and BWOs have started many afternoons as well, particularly on the cloudy, overcast days. It’s still a tad cold for March Browns, but shouldn’t be too much longer. Nymphing has been most consistent with stonefly patterns and a beadhead trailer fly. For nymphing, try rubber leg patterns along with standard beadheads. For dry fly action, try a smaller size Purple Haze or Parachute Adams.

 

Nymphs:

Knotty Girl Dark Brown #8

BH Prince #14

Hare’s Ear #14-16

Red Copper John #14-16

BHFB Pheasant Tail #14-16

Batman #14

Zebra Midge #18

Foam Midge Emerger #18

 

Dry Flies

Jack Cabe #10-12

Purple Haze #14-18

Parachute Adams #14-18

Hi Vis BWO #16-18

Carnage Drake March Brown #14

 

Streamers

Grinch #6

Black Woolly Bugger #6-8

Olive Woolly Bugger #6-8

Otter Sculpin Olive #4

 

Yellowstone 4/8: Running a tad off color. Midges along with some BWOs have been coming off. Once the water warms a bit more, look for March Browns to start appearing. Nymphing with rubber leg patterns has been producing. Black and darker color streamer patterns are a good option in off color water conditions.

 

Nymphs:

Knotty Girl Dark Brown #8

Flexi Girdle Bug Coffee/Black #8

BH Pepperoni Yuk Bug #8

BH Prince #14

Hare’s Ear #14-16

Red Copper John #14-16

BHFB Pheasant Tail #14-16

Batman #14

Zebra Midge #18

Foam Midge Emerger #18

 

Dry Flies

Jack Cabe #10-12

Purple Haze #14-18

Parachute Adams #14-18

Hi Vis BWO #16-18

Carnage Drake March Brown #14

 

Streamers

Grinch #6

Black Woolly Bugger #6-8

Olive Woolly Bugger #6-8

Otter Sculpin Olive #4

By Stillwater Anglers River Reports