The Yellowstone has dropped significantly in the last 10 days. The riffles are becoming more prominent. Fish are still stacked up in the riffle heads, but the bank water is starting to fish as well. Hoppers are working well, but chose a pattern that also imitates a stonefly pretty well. Madam X, the Otter Hopper, Fat Frank, etc. are working better than a true hopper right now. Any beadhead dropped off the hook is picking up fish as well.
The Stillwater was red hot on Friday. Not much action on top, but the beadhead was killin’ it. Lindsay caught 17 fish (her count, not mine). Pat caught at least that many. A beadhead hare’s ear worked best in my boat.