Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 08/30/2018

Fall has come early this year. It’s our final report for August, and conditions feel more like mid September across Yellowstone Country.  A strong fall storm rolled through the region this week bringing soaking rains, and high mountain snow. Last week’s smoky haze has...

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Big Sky Anglers Featured Fly – The Bouface

Originator:  John Barr Hook: TMC 5262 or equivalent, #4 or 6 Bead: 5/32” tungsten bead; black, gold, or silver Thread: 6/0 Uni in color to match fly Tail: Pine Squirrel Zonker Strip; black, olive, or white Body Dubbing: Ice Dub; black, olive brown, or pearl Collar:...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 08/23/2018

The end of our summer season is rapidly approaching here in Yellowstone Country. It’s colder and colder every morning, and the sun is setting earlier every night. The lush, green hillsides of July have dried to a golden amber, and terrestrials are the main fare on...

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Big Sky Anglers Featured Fly – JoJo’s Ant, Royal

Originator:  Joe Moore, BSA Co-owner Hook: TMC 100 or equivalent, #12, 14, or 16 Thread: 8/0 Uni, Rusty dun Tail: Widows Web, Black Abdomen: Ice Dub, Red Thorax: Ice Dub, Black Wing: Widows Web, Light Tan Legs: MFC Barred Sexi Floss, Golden Yellow Foam: Razor Foam,...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 08/16/2018

The first half of August is in the books, and we’re seeing some typical conditions for this time of year in Yellowstone Country. It’s been warm and smoky. The sun is setting earlier and earlier.  Aspens and willows are showing the first hints of yellow.  Crowds are...

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Big Sky Anglers Featured Fly – JoJo’s Chubbinator

Originator:  Joe Moore, BSA Co-owner Hook: TMC 100 or equivalent, #12, 14, or 16 Thread: Tail: MFC Z-yarn, Black Body Dubbing: Ice Dub, Cinnamon and Black Wing: Widows Web, Light Tan Hackle: Brown Legs: MFC Barred Sexi Floss, Golden Yellow Notes:  This is a hybrid...

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Hatch Profile – Spruce Moth

One of the most overlooked and misunderstood terrestrials in Yellowstone Country fly fishing is the Spruce Moth. Commonly known as the Western Spruce Budworm Moth (Choristoneura occidentalis Freeman) these native insects are naturally occurring and found throughout...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 08/09/2018

The “Dog Days of Summer” are officially here. It’s been hot, dry, and a bit smoky across Yellowstone Country lately. Fortunately though, we’ve seen good moisture by way of afternoon thunderstorms, and some downright chilly mornings with temps in the 30’s. This,...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 08/02/2018

August is upon us, and just like that it’s gotten hot and smoky here in Yellowstone Country.  Runoff is well behind us and we are transitioning into mid-summer conditions on our local fisheries. There’s a bunch of great fishing going on throughout the area, but it’s...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 07/26/2018

It’s hard to believe that this is our final report for July. We thought June flew by, but July has just evaporated!  We’re half way through our summer season, and Yellowstone Country continues to produce some great fishing. Flows in much of the area are still a bit...

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Hatch Profile – Hydropsyche Caddis

Caddis are commanding members of the aquatic insect community on all of the trout waters in and around Yellowstone Country. From April through October, there isn’t a day that goes by without some sort of Caddis activity. Of the dozen or more different types of Caddis...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 07/19/2018

If you are visiting Yellowstone Country right now you are seeing some of the best fishing this area has to offer. “Prime Time” conditions continue across the region, and the upcoming week looks like more of the same. We’ve seen some scattered thunderstorms this week,...

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Big Sky Anglers Featured Fly – JoJo’s Gray Drake

Originator:  Joe Moore, BSA Co-owner Hook: TMC 100 or equivalent, #10 Thread: Tail: Moose body hair Butt Dubbing: Superfine Dry Fly Dubbing, Rusty Abdomen: Goose Biot, Rusty Brown Wing: Widows Web, Light Tan Hackle: Grizzly Notes:  This is a color variation of my...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 07/12/2018

One of the most common questions we field from visiting anglers is “When is the best week to come fishing here?” The general response is “whenever you can get here”. With so many fisheries within an hour drive of the BSA world headquarters at 39 Madison Ave in West...

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