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What flys work best on the yellowstone river? any help would be nice.

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It depends on what time of year you go. Stop in the town of West Yellowstone in Montana on the west side of Yellowstone Park. They have 5 good flyshops and all have info posted that they change frequently to let you know what hatches are going on & what works well. You could probably call them ahead of time as well, just do a search on Google, you should be able to come up the names. If you're going a specific time, they can tell approximately what will be hatching. If you can't find them yourself, let me know I can round some names up for you. We just came back yesterday from a week of fishing up in that area. The best fishing right now is on the Madison River below the dam of Hebgen Lake, just 15 miles west of the park.

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elk hair cadis in a 16-18 would be a good starting point.

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Ok thanks ill try this. Wink

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Im goin to leve tommaro and im fishin around the livingston area. and i herd the area was getting alot of fish. could you give me some leads on what flys to use and where to go to find info in town?

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The water is probably still a bit high & stained, so I would say its too early for stoneflies or mayflies. Try caddis flies or big streamers or buggers, 2 1/2" to 3" long.

I found this list of flyshops in the Livingston area. Might want to give some of them a call.

http://www.fedflyfishers.org/conclave2005/flyshops.php

The following list has some of the flyshops in West Yellowstone.

http://www.westyellowstonechamber.com/warmseason/fishing.htm

Good luck! Let us know how you did.

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Thanks and ill let you guys know how i do.

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Sorry i have not gotten back to you guys to tell you about my trip. lets just put it this way there is not many words. i was gettign 20 inch trout all diffrent kinds. well where i come from a good 6 inch trout is big. it was awsome Thumbs up

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Just figured those grizzlies gotcha!! Laugh !!

The fishing always seems to be fantastic up there. Lots of fun!

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Nope did not see any.