S4:S10 Summer Dry Fly Fishing Lessons

Dry fly fishing lessons happen when you, well, fish with dry flies. This summer, both of us got away to fish while on trips to the West, caught some nice fish, and relearned a few basic lessons. In this episode, we identify a handful of practical takeaways from our summer, including, “fish early and late” and “listen to the Millennial at the fly shop when he recommends the parachute flying ant.”

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2 Replies to “S4:S10 Summer Dry Fly Fishing Lessons”

  1. Bankers hours?

    While on a fishing trip to Montana the first week of August, I struggled in two outings, an evening and a morning on the Gallatin river, in the canyon. After consulting a fly shop in big sky, I was “informed” about “bankers hours”, fishing is best between 10am and 2pm. I verified this to be the case there next two days. Weird. No where else during my trip were bankers hours effective.

    1. Bankers hours. I love it! What a great description. And that’s an interesting experience you had on the Gallatin. That beautiful river seems to behave a bit differently than the Madison or Yellowstone. For example, I’m quite sure bankers hours would not work well on the Madison just inside Yellowstone Park to the south. The evening Caddis hatch is about the only thing that makes it fish well in August, and morning is about the only good time for the Lower Madison (west of Bozeman). Thanks for sharing your experience.

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