.............................Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
I am calling this series Yellowstone Journals and Additional Information. It is a collection of a rambling mixture of experiences on the streams with some notes, tips and additional information thrown in. Some of this comes from my video tape logs (record of video shot) and notes made on my daily note books.
Fly Fishing the Madison River - White Miller - Adult
When I wrote the article on fishing the White Miller hatch I mentioned that we had a new fly pattern coming for the adult and that I would write about that stage of the hatch latter. The image below shows the new fly. Notice the light green color of the body of the fly. That doesn't show up much in the image but their body is a bright, light green color. Their wings are a white-cream color with just a hint of some darker shaded spots.
These flies work great starting about the time the sun is getting ready to set on the Madison River and continuing on into the evening. We have fished the fly successfully until as late as 11:00 PM.
You want to present the fly anywhere you see the naturals on the water or even better, anywhere you observe trout eating them. This is usually not a problem. It is usually quite obvious. We usually don't waste a lot of time waiting on long drifts. We just cast the fly and allow it to drift a few feet and then make another cast. Most of the time the trout will take the fly very shortly after it hits the water.