[ARCHIVE] Stillwater River Report 06/24/19

Flows dropped and cleared significantly with cooler weather and the river is clear and low enough to be both fishable and floatable. Nymphing has been the best option, with beadhead patterns like a prince nymph, red copper john, Lil’ Spanker, hare’s ear, batman or pheasant tail. It’s time to start thinking about fishing big dry flies like a Chubby, PMX or Jack Cabe with a beadhead nymph dropper in the softer inside water. As the water warms up just a bit more, a larger size Purple Haze fished as tight to the bank as you can get it can produce some nice fish when floating. The river will likely continue to fluctuate in response to temperatures and rain events for a while yet.

By Chris Fleck River Reports