Blue Wings Break Out, Streamer Bite Strong

The blue-wings broke out in pretty good numbers yesterday, with some bwo's and march browns also seen well below Livingston. The streamer bite remains fairly hot. The river below town is taking on a little more color late in the day while the valley remains mostly "good-green" throughout, a little more clear in spots. Water temps are varying widely depending on where you are but are edging up closer to the mid 40's the second half of the day from Emigrant down to Livingston, a bit warmer the further down you head.
Nymphing with rubberlegs size #6-12 continues to be steady throughout the day, add various trailers like PT's, smaller Prince Nymphs and Lightening Bugs.
 
The weather for the next couple days gets pretty cold and then gets sunny and warmer, this will likely slow the blue-wings we saw, look for them to begin hatching out in earnest soon and be on the water from noon on. Emerger patterns and duns in sizes #16-20 with a few closer to #14 will be in line with the naturals.

Rob Lahren showing how much he cares
 
Streamer patterns in black, olive, white and hot-head buggers in black and olive have all been doing well when not worked too aggressively. Rocky ambush points and the insides below shelves are the most consistent areas to get solid grabs although more fish are beginning to investigate streamers near the banks and along cliff walls.


 
Nymphs-  Girdle Bugs #6,8,10, Golden Stone RL BH #6,8,10,  Pheasant Tail Biot Bugs #12/14/16,  Prince Biot Bugs #12/14/16, Blue Copper John #16-18,  Olive Hares Ears #12/14/16,  Fur Caddis Pupa BH #12/14, Olive Caddis Pupa #12/14, Olive PT Nymph #14-20, Black PT BH #14-20, BWO Thread Nymph #16-20, Lightning Bug #18, Pheasant Tail FB Nymph #16-22, Zebra Midge #16-22, Red/Green Midge Larva #16-20, Pink/Red/Brown San Juan Worm #8-16, Tungsten Real Worm #8-12 Hot-heads turning heads
 

 

 

Dries-  Adams Parachute #14-20, BWO Sparkle Dun #16-20, BWO CDC Sparkle Dun #16-20, BWO CDC Parachute #16-20, Baetis Post Emerger #16-20, BWO Sparkle Emerger #16-20,  BWO Umbrella Emerger #16-20, Gray CDC Emerging Dun #16-20 Griffiths Gnat #16-22, RB Midge #16-22, Ostrich Midge Para #16-20, Red Top Midge Emerger #16-20, Umbrella Emerger (Red/Olive) #16-20
 
Streamers- Black/Krystal Bugger #2-10, BLK RL Krystal Bugger #2-10, Black Egghead Krystal Bugger #2-6, Olive/Brn Yuk Bug #4/6, White Marabou Muddler #4/6/8, White/Grizzly Conehead Bugger #4/6, Chinchilla Double Bunny #2, Zonker (chinchilla/silver) #4/6/8, Olive Mohair Leech #6/8, Olive RL Krystal Bugger #4/6, Morrish Olive Sculpin #4 
  
  
 Yellowstone nymphing very well right now
 
 
 
 
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