March 2015

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Mellower Day

Mellower Day

Yesterday’s wind storm was quite something – branches down, rafts blowing about behind the shop…. It wasn’t quite as bad up high in the Paradise Valley, but there were still some significant gusts. Today should be much better. It’s not bad right now here at Sweetwater Fly Shop. And the prediction is for 9 to […]

Dun Leave Home Without It

Dun Leave Home Without It

First, a short up-to-date report. Clarity on the Yellowstone River remains good; there’s a bit of color but plenty of visibility. Yesterday’s fishing was excellent with all sorts of nymphs. The big winner was a blue (go figure) soft-hackled Copper John. If you’re choosing a day based on the W (you know, the breeze), you […]

Spring is Baetis Time!

Spring is Baetis Time!

Spring officially begins at midnight tonight. But the spring baetis (blue-winged olive) mayflies have beaten the calendar to the punch. Baetis duns have been spotted on both the Paradise Valley spring creeks and on the Yellowstone River itself. They’re hatching in the early afternoon, not heavily yet, but enough to get the fish interested. With […]

Heard through The Grapevine

Heard through The Grapevine

Streamer fishing on the Yellowstone River has been good to very good. And the first blue-winged olive (baetis) mayflies are being spotted on the Paradise Valley spring creeks. What are you waiting for?

Lovely Day, Lousy Wind!

Lovely Day, Lousy Wind!

It’s going to be another shirt-sleeve day. Unfortunately, it’s likely to be quite gusty down near Livingston. If you’re going out on the Yellowstone River today, head up high, where it should be somewhat calmer. It might be a day to wade, rather than float, unless you’re looking for a real workout on the oars. […]

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