Day 12 is the first whole day of fishing for the 3rd group.
We decided to head up to Pebble and Soda Butte to try our hand at some Yellowstone cutthroat.
The first hour of the day was a little slow, but it picked up quickly after that.
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Hoppers, Beetles, and Split case PMD’s were on the menu today.
Jeff, Jeff R, and Seth started on Pebble and worked down to Soda Butte.
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The fish were very likely to hit beetles numerous times as long as the drift was right.
Jeff R caught four out of one run and missed several more there.
Jason had great luck on a hopper pattern and pierced several lips out of one hole.
There was a hatch trying to come off and the fish thought that the PMD split case matched the nymph very well.
Several nice fish were guided into the net.
While talking to another set of anglers on the stream, we discovered they were from North Carolina as well. Hickory to be exact.
They shortly hooked up with this gentleman’s birthday fish. Congrats!!
In the afternoon most of the group headed out to another stretch of Soda Butte to give it another go.
There was a mixed bag of results for the afternoon…
…but everyone at least had several fish on.
Later in the afternoon we were treated to a presentation by Richard Parks, who has a very thorough book about the park out, and is the owner of Parks’ Fly shop http://www.parksflyshop.com/.
Tomorrow we head into the 2nd meadow of Slough Creek for a chance at a large Yellowstone Cutthroat.
Check back in to see the outcome. Tight lines!
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