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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 & 12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Madison River, Montana - Fishing Report -
April 21, 2018
Discharges and stream levels are still up some. We are still recommending the
section between the lakes, or Hebgen and Quake lakes. Our Sculpin
streamers, Matuka and Brown sculpin, are working good.
7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain or snow on Sunday and Monday, otherwise clear for
the coming weed. Highs will range from 44 to 61 degrees and lows from 22 to
Recommended Trout Flies:
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 16, nymphs, emegers, duns and spinners
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Skwala stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
March Browns, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
It is almost alway best to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator with the
midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult midge
only when you observe trout feeding on the surface. The Brown sculpin and White Belly
sculpin streamers are great flies to use at this time.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Aquatic worms are catching trout.
Skwala stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults.
March Browns are hatching.
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you decide which flies you need.
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