flyfishing Madison

Thursday, June 30, 2005

June 30, 2005

It is Salmon Fly time on the Madison! Dry fly action has been superb at times. Weather has been a factor for the spotty action on top.
The adults are out from Ennis up to Ruby Creek. So far we are encountering the big bugs in sporadic stretches over long distances of river. Nymphing with size 6 and 8 stonefly patterns trailed by small nymphs like brown or crystal serendipities, lightning bugs, PTs, beadhead micro mayflies, or copper johns has been the more consistent producer.
While it never hurts to be fishing the "hot" bug of the day, presentation is always more important. Drag free drifts with any fly whips a drift free drag with "the" fly. The fish on the Madison are wild trout and do not accept poor presentations. More thought into mending and line control than bug selection....


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