Salmon fly season is upon us in SW montana. Big adults and goldens are taking flight and the trout are looking up.
Cooler weather delayed the hatch on the Madison. Above an adult salmon fly waits for the heat of the day to take flight.
An adult and nymph side by side in the boat. Dropping a rubber leg underneath your salmonfly will increase your numbers. Even when the bugs arent out in great numbers, blind casting a single salmon fly against the banks can produce some good fish.
Alix with a salmon fly eating brown
An adult salmon fly hiding on the upper Yellowstone River. Salmon flies are spread out on many rivers including the Yellowstone, Gallatin, Madison and Big Hole. Fish often stay keyed into the adults, particularly goldens well after the hatch has gone through.
Kris and Paul with a nice brown. Warmer weather will keep pushing the salmon flies up river. Be sure to check out our salmon fly video from last year in the media section.
Fishing should only get better on the Yellowstone as it continues to drop and come into shape.