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Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park: An Insider's Guide to the 50 Best Places

Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park: An Insider's Guide to the 50 Best Places

by Nate Schweber


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The most important hatches and recommended patterns, along with key fishing techniques and the best times of year to fish thereInterviews with a stunning collection of Yellowstone Park veterans in the know, including fly shop owners Bob Jacklin, Craig Mathews, John Juracek, Richard Parks, and John Bailey; writers Tom McGuane, Wild Bill Schneider, and The Drake magazine's Tom BieBest spots for Yellowstone cutthroat, westslope cutthroat, Snake River finespotted cutthroat, grayling, rainbows, cuttbows, brown trout, brook trout, mountain whitefish, and Mackinaw lake trout

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811710510
Publisher: Stackpole / Headwater
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,163,122
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Nate Schweber is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Budget Travel, and Village Voice; he is lead vocalist for the band the New Heathens.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Before You Go 8

Basic Fly Selection 8

Overview of Hatches 8

Weather 9

Bears 9

Mosquitoes 10

Recommended Reading and Online Resources 10

Rules and Regulations 11

The Fish 12

1 Firehole River at Biscuit Basin Leslie Dal Lago John Juracek 15

Open Season 19

2 Lewis River, Lewis Falls to Lewis Lake Don Daughenbaugh 22

3 DeLacy Creek Chris Hunt 26

4 Crawfish Creek Marty Meyer 30

5 Fawn Lake Don Williams James Woodhall 34

6 Gibbon River Shelton Johnson 38

7 Seven Mile Hole Tom McGuane John Bailey Rachel Andras 42

8 Madison River at Elk Meadows Craig Mathews 48

9 Minaret Creek Mike Loebl 52

10 Lower Gardner River Yoshi Neff 57

11 Grebe Lake Molly Semenik Jimmy Carter 62

12 South Arm of Yellowstone Lake Dick Crysdale 66

Alien Invasion 69

13 Heart Lake Boots Allen 74

14 Cascade Creek Allen "Flysoup" Crise 79

15 Trout Lake Jeff Hull 83

16 Yellowstone River at Sulphur Cauldron Maggie Merriman 86

17 Upper Gardner River at Sheepeater Canyon Richard Parks 90

18 Southeast Arm of Yellowstone Lake Dick Cheney 95

19 Slough Creek, Upper Meadows Marcia Woolman 99

20 Beaverdam Creek Pat Clayton 104

21 Yellowstone River at Thorofare Steve Hoovler 107

22 Thorofare Creek "Wild" Bill Schneider Dave Hughes 112

23 Snake River Terry Search 115

24 Grayling Creek James Angie Marsh 120

25 Obsidian Creek Mark D. Williams 123

26 Fall River Nathan Bennett 127

27 Fan Creek Steve Tureikas Bob Jackson 130

Functionally Extinct 134

28 Bechler River at Bechler Meadows Mike Atwell 139

29 Lamar River at Lamar Valley Alice Owsley 144

30 Yellowstone River at Lower Grand Canyon Parker Heinlein 149

31 Nez Perce Creek Sallysue C. Hawkins Otis Halfmoon 153

32 Yellowstone River at Nez Perce Ford Bob Jacklin 165

33 Clear Creek Dave Sweet 168

34 Gallatin River Dan Vermillion 171

Notellum Creek Guy Muto 176

35 Cache Creek Ronnie Wright 180

36 Lava Creek Dale Sexton 184

37 Soda Butte Creek Fanny Krieger 188

38 Pebble Creek Tom Travis 193

39 Cougar Creek Patrick Byorth 198

40 Hellroaring Creek Phil Adams 203

41 Black Canyon of the Yellowstone Michael Leach 208

Chasing Rare Cutthroats on High Lake, Sedge Creek, and Goose Lake Jeff Reed 215

42 Solfatara Creek Christopher Oertle 221

43 Slough Creek at Lamar Confluence to Slough Creek Campground Dean Reiner 224

44 Firehole River at Ojo Caliente Delores Marsh 229

45 Lewis Lake Tom Bie 233

Quagmire 236

46 Shoshone Lake Bruce Staples 241

47 Madison River at Barns Hole Rich Jehle 245

48 Lewis River Channel Greg Thomas 249

49 Madison River at Baker's Hole Doug Peacock 253

Hotter and Drier 256

50 Firehole River at Muleshoe Bend Joshua Bergen 258

Epilogue: Pelican Creek 261

Notes 268

Acknowledgments 277

Index 279

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