Madison River: The upper maddy is holding on the river is off color and dirty with a little more than a foot of visibility. However the fishing has been pretty consistent. With the bump and increased flows dragging some meat off the bank and through some deeper holes has been producing some good browns. Try either a copper/pearl zonker to a stonefly or nymph and drag that around you should get some good action. the nymphing and streamer bite has been better in the mornings.Hold on to your streamers for the cloudy days. Big stonefly nymphs and mega princes to Caddis Emergers and Blue Wing nymphs are all working below the surface. With the decrease in visibility try some brighter bugs anything with a flashback should treat you well. The wind has been blowing pretty good most days but you usually can get a break from it late in the day. The whole river opens this weekend so from Mcatee up and town down to the lake should be good, there should be a lot of hungry fish that haven't seen a fly in awhile
Dries|18-22 Attractor Adult Midge , 16-18 Cluster Midge , 18-20 Never sink Midge, Yeager Bomb Brown: 12-14-16 Snowshoe Caddis Olive & Tan: 14-16 Ripcord Caddis: 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