Madison River: Lyons Bridge to Varney

by | Aug 1, 2005 | 0 comments

The last two days on the river were pretty darn good. With the flows at 1230 cfs the Madison has come into great shape. There are salmon flies up past Ruby Creek, but not yet to Palisades. Most days, at some point, the trout will rise and eat on top for awhile. It is definitly not an all day dry fly bite…..but there have been moments of greatness. Fish have been responding well to the rubber leg stone fly with either a caddis pupa or mayfly nymph as the dropper. Elk hair caddis, small stimulators, trudes and even a few parachute pmds have been moving fish throughout the day too. Yes, we have seen a few pmds and the trout will eat them. It still is raining almost every afternoon and the overnight temps have helped keep the river cool. Things are looking good for the summer.