August 4, 2018

August 4th, 2018

We find ourselves at another weekend and we couldn’t be more excited for people to get out there and catch a bunch of fish! We’re experiencing great fishing conditions as we enter the later part of the summer. Whether you like dry fly fishing, Euro nymphing, or throwing big streamers, there’s great water to fish all over the place. Be sure to stop by the shop for any last minute gear or just to pick our brains on conditions and what to fish.

South Fork: The South Fork River has been a great place to find fish using varied techniques, so don’t miss a chance to get out there. Deep double nymph rigs have been working well in deeper sections and along dropoffs near the bank, streamers have been moving fish throughout the river, but most through slower pockets, and riffles are holding fish that are looking up towards dries. Larger attractor patterns like Circus Peanuts, Purple or Gold Chernobyls, and hoppers can be fished with a dropper (or even a small trailing dry) with great success as well. Olive streamers, CDC Pheasant Tails, and hoppers have been some of the more productive flies lately.

Snake River: Fishing on the Snake has really hit it’s stride! We’re seeing larger fish on all sections of the Snake through Jackson Hole. Similarly to the South Fork, the Snake has awesome options for whatever peaks your interest. Dries, nymphs and streamers all have their uses everywhere on the river. Dries, as usual, are best fished close to the bank with Purple Haze, Yellowstone Chubbies, and Half Down Hoppers being eaten throughout the day. Nymphing below a large attractor, or indicator rigs through deep holes has been working well too. Try Red Copper Johns, Pat’s Rubber Legs, and Prince Nymphs have been working especially well. For the streamer bite try stripping an olive Skully Bugger, Galloup’s Laser Legal, or a Pearl Zonker.

Give us a call at 307-733-6483 or email us at info@westbank.com with any questions you might have!


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