June 18th

The first week of the Firehole Ranch season is winding down and what a great week it was. Although the week was beseeched with rain and clouds, the fishing was quite good. The Henry’s Fork was the highlight of the week with the beginning of both Green Drakes and PMD’s in the Warm River to Ashton stretch. A few Goldenstones also have appeared in the mix. The fishing was great, both with dries and nymphs. Shop vacs, beadhead pheasant tails, and BBB PT Emergers were all top producers. A couple of nice Browns fell to the mighty Turk’s Tarantula. Look for dry fly fishing to continue to get better this following week on the Fork. The Firehole River was good this week with continued hatches of Baetis and PMD’s. Cloudy days are best through mid morning to mid afternoon. Look for caddis to grow in importance this next week. The Madison has been clear all week, but very cold. The fishing has been fine, with small nymphs out producing the larger stuff. As salmonfly time approaches look for the big rubberlegs to become more important. Caddis should also begin to show in the upcoming week, and with a little warm weather the summer dry fly season on the 50 mile riffle ought to begin. All the guides look forward to another week in fishing nirvana.

Tight Lines and jumping Trout

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