May 4th-Looking forward to Summer
Ran into this beauty this morning along the Firehole River
Spring weather has us in a tight grip in southwest Montana. Another skiff of snow passed through last night, and today has started out cold and blustery. We still have a fair amount of snow on the level (this is usually all melted out by the end of March), and sun and warm weather are nowhere in sight! However this is not all grim. The cloudy and cool weather has really given us a large window of spring fishing. Caddis are starting to show on a few local rivers, most notably the Henry’s Fork, fattening the trout in this river even more than they already are. The Madison and Yellowstone shouldn’t be too far behind. Baetis, March Browns and even a few skwala’s can also be found on the area’s rivers, providing some fast and furious dry flay action. The Yellowstone has treated us well lately with localized baetis emergences bringing up nice Cutthroat and Rainbows. A few hefty browns have also been partaking of Baetis and we have been lucky enough to tango with a them as well. Water conditions are pretty good everywhere right now, and it has once again become hard to decide where to go fishing.
This is also an issue in the summer, as the sheer amount of quality, blue ribbon trout streams that lace the greater Yellowstone area is staggering. All the guides look forward to sharing with you all the many fly fishing treasures this area offers.
We are only a smidgen over a month from opening-see you soon.