Yellowstone River Report 5/5/2017

The river has added some color, and with warmer weather, lowland snow will be melting and affecting flows and clarity.

Olive or black streamers, either stripped or dead drifted are a good bet. A sinking or sink tip line is best to get them down where they need to be. A sculpin pattern down in the rocks should get an eat too.

There have been BWOs, March Browns, and Caddis coming off at one time or another. Look for risers and sippers in every back eddy, foam line, and current seam.

If the fish are not on the dry fly, suspend a smaller baetis or caddis nymph beneath a spotter fly like a Jack Cabe, Parachute Adams or Purple Haze.

By Chris Fleck River Reports