South Fork

July 9, 2020 11:30 am

The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone, with more boulders and pocket water and less public access to BLM, State or USFS land.

CFS: 1870 cfs  Flow readings are in the South Fork Valley section, 30 miles from Cody.

Wading will be difficult in many places. Flows are still high and swift. There is a slide on the upper South Fork which is still impacting water quality above Cabin Creek all the way to Buffalo Bill Reservoir.

When the river clears, golden stones, caddis (late afternoon), green drakes (midday) and yellow Sallies are active.

Nymphs: Pat’s rubber legs brown or black, black girdle bugs, yuk bugs, larger North Fork Specials, tan or black, larger Prince nymphs. Trailer nymphs should be pheasant tails, smaller Prince nymphs, black or tan North Fork Specials, brown or gray soft hackles.

Streamers: woolly buggers, muddler minnows, zonkers and similar imitations size 2-10.


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