Slide to Mac

by | Jul 5, 2008 | 0 comments

My good buddy Dan Gordon is in town for the weekend and brought along his buddy from Junior High, Jason Jarvis.  Jarvis is a Navy Pilot and has spent time over seas flying operations as the eye in the sky.  We fished the last couple of days and have had pretty good fishing.  Yesterday we floated from Lyons to Mac and once we got below Palisades the wind kicked up to almost 40 mph.  We did manage to catch a few nice trout on rubber legs, sj worms, pheasant tails and prince nymphs.  We pushed the last 5 miles, loaded up the boat and headed for the backside of the Slide.  The river is still ripping out of Hebgen at 1160 cfs and our flies seem to be drifting about 60 mph, but the trout don’t care and 2x is working quite well to the stone fly.  Small nymphs proved to be ticket fished behind the rubber leg on the upper river and it didn’t matter if it was a #14 Shop Vac, #16 Pheasant tail or a #14 Jojo Yellow Sally.  At these flows, the trout are stacked up behind the large boulders and tight to the bank.  There are a few PMDs, Caddis and Yellow Sallies emerging and in the next few days we should see some consistent dry fly fishing.