Monday, July 10, 2017

Salmonfly & YNP

Just like PMD at Livingston's spring creeks, salmonfly hatch on Madison was phenomenal this year. As of this typing, perhaps hatch is reaching way Upper Madison and almost over. But goldenstone, midnight stone, caddis, and misc mayfly hatches are following right behind over there. 

In between my guide trips, we were able to hit The Madison at right timing! Salmonfly was peaking at Lyons Bridge. 
A hefty rainbow violently took Renee's big dry-fly馃槵
But also these bugs are getting very important and indeed we got some good bites!
Oh so pretty馃槝
This one too馃槏
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Yellowstone Park waters have gone through transition. West side, namely Firehole, Gibbon, (both below geysers), and Madison reached very warm water temperature for the season. We'll check back these later in September.

Beginner trip at a cold-running brookie stretch.

Then the home waters of these natives turned out just ready馃槑馃槒
They are ready to look up too馃槑馃槒
I had a series of pleasant and successful trips over here.
This skilled fisher kept hauling in good ones馃槻

A family trip was very enjoyable as well. This lady outfished menfolks馃檰

Son was catching up!
 Yay馃槉

Towards end, father emphasized his skill - after all he tied all the flies for his family.
 Good one on his own mayfly pattern from Japan (I figured the size-shape-silhouette match and will do the job馃槒)

However that wasn't the end.... As the dusk approached, he made the very last cast........ a light yet sure rise followed.........
Long enough but also see the shoulder馃槻

Season started to sizzle馃挜馃敟 Come and experience yourself馃槢馃槑

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