The Gallatin River has been fishing quite well. The dry-fly bite has been better in the canyon. There are a bunch of stoneflies buzzing around up there as well as PMDs and caddis. Dry-dropper rigs have been producing quite well. Put a Pat's Rubberlegs or Prince Nymph under a Chubby Chernobyl. Nymphing has been great with stonefly nymphs, Pheasant Tails and attractor patterns, like a Psycho Prince.
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The Gallatin River is one of the more scenic, blue-ribbon trout waters found in the Bozeman area. The river changes in character from a small mountain stream near its headwaters in Yellowstone National Park to a medium-sized, classic western river once it flows into the Gallatin Valley. The middle portion of the river flows through the Gallatin Canyon and is characterized by pocket water and swift currents. Once it leaves the canyon stretch, the river slows its pace with much of the trout water being found in a classic riffle, pool, and run water types. The Gallatin River is noted for having very clean, cold water throughout its course and served as the setting in which much of "A River Runs Through It" was filmed.