Madison River: Unfortunately whether we like it or not the weather has changed and winter fishing has come upon us. Nymphing is going to be the mainstay pretty much no matter where you go right now. Worms, eggs, rubber legs, midges and small flashy nymphs are going to be the main producers on The Upper Madison and pretty much where ever you are right now. I wouldn't hesitate to dead drift some sculpins and zonkers on the Upper as well. The great top water midge fishing on Upper should be far off. Besides that you will see some Baetis which will be dwindling in numbers as it gets colder. Streamer fishing could be pretty decent as well.
Dries| Attractor Adult Midge , 16-18 Cluster Midge , 18-20 Never sink Midge, Yeager Bomb Brown: 12-14-16 Hair wing BWO 18 Film Critic BWO 18
Nymphs|14-16 Red Copper John , Garrett's Purple Death: 16-18-20, Little Bit of E: 14-16-18 Purple Lightning Bugs 16; San Juan Worm: 6-8-10 Delektable Purple Hurless: 6-8-10 Mr Rubberlegs Hares Ear: 6-8 Mega Pheasant Tail: 6-8 Turds: 6-8-10 Copper Johnson Red: 16-18-20 Mustang Sally: 16-18 Red Belly Yukbug: 2-4-6, Sillvey's Edible Emerger Olive 12-16, Bead Cased Caddis 12-16, Crawling Caddis Green 12-16.
Streamers| Hairy Sculpin Brown & Olive: 2-4 Bow River Bugger Whiteface Blackie: 4-6 Fathead Yellow, White: 2 Sex Dungeon Rust, Yellow, Black: 2 Silvey's Sculpin Black: 2 Conehead JJ Special: 2-4 Home Invader Yellow, White: 2 Zonkers Black, Olive, Natural/Copper: 4-6, Double Screamer Streamer Olive/Black: 2 Circus Peanut Olive: 2 Sculpzilla Black, Dark Olive: 4-8