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Old 07-02-2013, 06:53 AM
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Default Re: Madison Valley or Gallatin Valley help needed

Chris,

Thanks for the encouragement regarding the park. I do think we will spend a few days fishing there. We're 40+ yrs young but do have our limits! There is a stream named Big Creek below the house we are staying in but I have not fished it before. Not sure what the water levels are like late summer there but hopefully it will be an option as well for something quick. Will be tying up hoppers, beetles, and crickets ahead of time. A couple of years ago on Slough during same week, had trouble matching what I think was a grey drake hatch in second meadow in a deep section. Scores of cutthroat rising and nothing would touch what I was throwing. Don't recall what I had - a few patterns that I picked up in Gardiner, but was frustrating to say the least but only for that section as we had excellent fishing on terrestrials just about everywhere else. Any ideas on productive emerger patterns aside from PMDs for Slough?

Thanks,

Jerry
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