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Baker’s Hole, Barns Pools, Browns – not this trip

October 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Tried my best to meet Mr. Brown on the Madison last week, but the nice Indian summer weather was not helpful. Still, the time on the river was enjoyable. Met some nice people, both local and from afar, at the picnic table. Shared some stories and a flask.

The best fishing was early in the morning, walking into Yellowstone from the Baker’s Hole campground. Arriving at sunup, with steam coming off the water, we walked the trail upstream, careful to not wake any hungry bears.

Three turns of the river, I found a nice deep run next to a undercut bank.  The baby trout were working the surface. Mommy and daddy were deep.

The magic fly setup was a dark dense, unleaded stonefly nymph with a peacock and starling soft hackle tied on the bend as a dropper.

This guy took the dropper (fun fight with 6x tippet).

Most other fishers reported small trout and a few white trout.  One report of a 2 foot brown.

Evenings at Barns Pools resulted in a white fish, but mostly enjoyable company for that social fishery.

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