|....................... ......Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
New "Perfect Fly" Website Stream Section - Lamar River
We recently added the Lamar River to our "Perfect Fly" website Stream section.
The Lamar is one of everyone's favorite streams but only a short section of it is
fished to any appreciable extent. The thirty miles of the stream above the Soda
Butte Creek confluence is rarely fished by anyone other than those that hike a
short ways up the river from that point. The lower five miles down to its
confluence with the Yellowstone River is also not fished that much. Only the
meadow section along the Northeast Entrance Road is fished heavily.
Its trout are mostly all native Yellowstone Cutthroat trout that are frequently
caught up to and over 18 inches.
It will be the first or second week of July before the Lamar River becomes
fishable and it's possible it could be even later. When it does become fishable, it
is one of the prime places to be in Yellowstone National Park. Like its tributary
stream, Soda Butte Creek, its only disadvantage to this is it isn't a secrete. It is
well known and there are usually plenty of anglers chasing the native cutthroat