There are Big Bugs throughout southwest Montana and parts of YNP. I caught my first trout of the season on Jacklin’s Salmon fly not too far from West Yellowstone…..love this pattern and Bob still ties them. There are not cheap, but this fly is hands down, one of the best patterns ever. Go by and visit Bob and buy some of his Salmonflies. Take one home and never fish with it.
Rumor has it that there are Big Bugs in Bear Trap Canyon. The Madison above Ennis lake has dropped some and has been a little on the tough side the past few days – that happens when the river bumps up. So be it.
June is flying by……are you coming out? You should. Next week is gonna be stellar and so will the rest of June on through July. June just might be the month this season. Like last year, the Madison has been really good thus far. With the recent rains (keep praying for more) and hot daytime temps, the tributaries bumped up and put the Madison off for a few days. It’s still pretty good but it’s quite as good as it was. That’s fishing for ya. For those of you who like to wait till the last minute, we do have some openings during the rest of June.
The Henry’s Fork is also an option as we run trips through Bud Lilly’s Trout Shop. I will be down there later this week as the green drakes are on the cusp of popping!