Bighorn River Flyfishing: PMDs, Yellow Sallies & Caddis

Bighorn River Flyfishing: PMDs, Yellow Sallies & Caddis

July 13, 2010 7:47 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re experiencing some outstanding dry fly fishing right now. Pale Morning Duns have been emerging throughout the day; Yellow Sally stoneflies have been coming off in the afternoon; and Black Caddis have been a factor in the late afternoon and evening. Water flows are coming down from 5,220 cfs to 4,720 cfs this afternoon. They will lower the water to 4,220 tomorrow afternoon. We are getting to levels that are nearly perfect for wade fishing throughout the river. Also, the lower river from Bighorn to Mallards has been consistently good.

For dry flies, #16 and #18 PMD Parachutes and PMD Students have been fishing well, as have #16 Yellow Stimulators and various Sally patterns. #18 CDC Black Caddis are producing in the evening.

PMD nymphs are productive, along with the usual sowbug and scud patterns. And we’re still catching fish on S.J. Worms in the fast water. Black caddis pupa will also become more significant as the caddis hatch gets heavier.

Lots of small hoppers in the grass, but right now the fish have other reasons to rise.

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