Madison (Hebgen Dam-Ennis)
Hebgen Dam Flows: 1030 cfs
Hebgen Dam Water Temps: 36.5F
Kirby: 1100 cfs
Kirby Water Temps: 38F
We continue to get snow, but the days are getting longer and the water temperature at the Kirby Ranch is getting close to 40 degrees during the height of the day. That can mean only one thing. The midge hatches are going off. This can be some of the funnest dry fly fishing around. Mind you, it's still cold out there so make sure you have the proper winter gear!
Dry Flies: #18 to #20 Sparkle Duns, Missing Links, Griffiths Knat & Still Born Midges.
Nymphs: #8 Black Sili Legs, #10 Biot Golden Stones, #18 Lightning Bugs, #18 Green Machines, #18 Black Zebras
Steamers: #6 Olive Sparkle Minnows, #6 Articulated Skully Bugger - Black ,#2 Black/Purple Slap-N-Tickles, #6 Living String Leach - Tan with White Butt, Silver Minnow #1 Bugger w/tungsten cone head
"Nobody," he said, "has put in a good day's fishing unless he leaves a couple of flies hanging on the bushes. You can't catch fish if you don't dare go where they are." - Norman Maclean
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