to YellowstoneFlyFishing.com. As demonstrated in our fly
fishing video, we hope to provide you with as much information
as possible on Where, What, When and How to fish the variety of waters
in Yellowstone country. Lets break it down on what you can expect from
this site. What
is it that makes fly fishing Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding
waters around Yellowstone and Montana Fly Fishing so fabled and popular with fly fishermen?
Where . . .
Yellowstone Fly Fishing is all about the variety of blue ribbon waters.
Take a look at our Directory and you begin to see not just the numbers
of different rivers and lakes but they are all world class fisheries.
Probably the first question a visiting angler asks when they arrive
in Yellowstone country is where do I fish? Anglers who fish this vast
region year after year have their favorite spots. But consider this,
Yellowstone National Park is over 2.2 million acres which, along with
the largest free roaming wildlife in the country, also contains some
of the most unique "geolandscape" features found nowhere else
on earth. We won't go into the details on the wonders of Yellowstone,
that's on our other site: YellowstoneNationalPark.com.,
let us instead talk about the geothermal output of the park. As all
we all know, Yellowstone contains the most geothermal (geysers, hotsprings
and fumaroles) features on earth. This in turn, produces, as just recently
discovered, the most waterfalls on this continent and probably the world.
Waterfalls are created by running water. Lots of water. In the drought
years of Montana and Wyoming, Yellowstone country thrives. It doesn't
rely on water from heaven because it has reserves from mother earth.
Now the good part, nowhere in the world will you find the variety
and consistency of aquatic insect hatches that you will find in and
around Yellowstone National Park ! Its no wonder why fly fishers,
consider the Yellowstone area, the number fly fishing destination in
What . . .
If you come to Yellowstone and expect to catch trophy Rainbows, Browns
and Cutthroats, you may be disappointed. We suggest Alaska or possibly
some saltwater activity, Bonefish perhaps, although white sand and blue
seas is inviting especially during the winter, we prefer a little variety
in our natural surroundings and variety is what Yellowstone excels at.
hatches are so prolific, Yellowstone Media Group, has produced a DVD
(2 hrs and 45 min) covering hatches and the entire fly fishing season.
Consider this, an angler can fish the Salmonflies alone, from May to
July, by timing the hatches to specific waters. This scenario can be
said about every major hatch in the Yellowstone region. The Green Drakes,
PMD's, Flavs, Caddis and so on.
When . . .
As our friend and master angler Craig Mathews says, "There is no
best time to fish Yellowstone". We shall repeat one last time,
nowhere on this planet will you find the combination of world class
waters, proliferation of hatches in such a confined area.
How . . .
Our Techniques Directory will emphasize the quality of the experience.
Anyone can put on a strike indicator in any body of water and do fairly
well. For those who just enjoy catching fish that way, we say whatever
makes you happy. We prefer the visual aspect that promotes ones skill
level. It's just more rewarding to catch a rising trout feeding on emergers
than watching a yarn ball suddenly stop. Are we sounding a bit obnoxious?
We hope not, we use the nymphing strike indicator method too, just not
when the fish are rising. Peak insect activity is the key to this kind
of quality fly fishing. That's where local knowledge (or our fly fishing
video "Fly Fishing Yellowstone Hatches DVD") is invaluable.