Area streams have dropped to near normal flows, so wade fishing is turning on. Rock Creek and its tributaries are fishing well, but wading is a challenge. Fish are taking nymphs fished deep, with the occasional take on a big dry fly. Some holes are beginning to open up on the West Fork. Fish are eating smaller stonefly and hopper patterns. Any beadhead nymph dropper will get eaten as well.
The Stillwater continues to fish great from the boat, but wading is tough. Look for PMD’s in the morning and caddis all day. Fish are eating hopper/stonefly patterns sporadically in the afternoons.
The Yellowstone is good in the morning, slow in the afternoons. Fish aren’t on the hopper yet, but should be soon.
Beadhead Prince, Pheasant Tail and Copper John for nymphs
Madam X, Parachute Hoppers, and any tan or brown foam stonefly/hopper
Yellow Humpy, Yellow Parachute for Pale Morning Dun patterns
Tan Elk Hair Caddis and green or Caddis pupa
Montana Trout Scout