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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 -
October 17, 2017
The conditions remain good, with good discharge rates and stream levels. All
sections of the river are in good shape. Midges, creams and reds, or blood
midges, are catching the most trout for our customers. Scupin streamers are
catching the larger fish.
7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow from Friday through Monday, otherwise clear for the
next week. Highs will range from 46 to 67 degrees and lows from 29 to 41
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
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
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.
Green Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
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with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (email@example.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
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