February 2015

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Getting Ready for BWOs

Getting Ready for BWOs

This weekend doesn’t look great for fishing, what with the predicted highs below freezing. But it would be a good time to tie up a few flies in preparation for the upcoming baetis (blue-winged olive – BWO) mayfly hatch which typically starts on the Paradise Valley spring creeks (and the Yellowstone River) sometime in March. […]

Nelson’s First-Timer

Winter? Could it be? It was a bit refreshing to see the Yellowstone River steaming and slushy this morning. After all, it is February. Except for Tuesday (high 40’s), temperatures are predicted to be a little cooler than they have been lately. It’s a good time to stay inside and tie a few flies for […]

Spring Creekin’

Yesterday truly felt like spring on Armstrong’s Spring Creek. I took my own advice and took advantage of the weather and the $40 winter rod fee to challenge myself a bit. And challenging it was. But I did manage to catch some nice fish. A tandem nymph rig with a size 20 Sawyer Pheasant Tail […]

Take Advantage!

Take Advantage!

This unseasonably warm weather can’t last forever. Can it? In the meantime, get out there and do some fishing. Plenty of folks have, with good results. There have even been a fair number of boats on the Yellowstone River, which is almost unheard of in February. If you do plan to float, just be sure […]