The Yellowstone River is still a bit high to fish really well, but fish are being caught out there everyday. Only experienced rowers should be putting a boat in here at these flows. There are some salmonflies out. A dry-dropper rig with a salmonfly dry and a Pat's Rubberlegs is a good place to start. Nymphing will be more productive with big stonefly nymphs, Pheasant Tails, Prince Nymphs ... . The streamer bite has been decent. Tan and olive streamers have been working well as the clarity continues to improve.
Keep in mind you can shop all of our flies in our online store for both shipping and curbside pickup. You can also order hand-picked fly selections for the Yellowstone River before you head out and we'll have them ready for you to pick up!
The Yellowstone River is the quintessential large western river and provides a unique Montana fly fishing opportunity with over 100 miles of quality, wild trout water. In fact, the Yellowstone River is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48. There is every type of water to be found through its course, including the whitewater sections of Yankee Jim Canyon, the placid glides of Paradise Valley, and the long riffles of the lower sections near Big Timber.
For Yellowstone River Shuttles Contact:
B and G River Shuttle: (406) 223-0626
Digger Driver Shuttle: (406) 823-9238