North Fork Shoshone River

September 9, 2020 11:30 am

The North Fork of the Shoshone is rated as one of the best freestone rivers in the northern Rocky Mtn West. The river fishes best March through the end of October.

CFS: 364 Flows are too low to successfully float anywhere on the river now. Private property laws apply when floating below the US Forest boundary through Wapiti Valley to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Be prepared for encounters with land owners if not obeying the water laws.

Guided trips are still a go for the the N . Fork. We are now Walk/Wading the river since the flows are marginal for floating the lower river. Dry fly action has been good throughout the length of the river.

REMEMBER – You must have in your possession a valid Wyoming Fishing License.

Hatches – caddis and very small Tricos.

Flies: Wet – tan or black North Fork Specials size 10-14 are working very well, especially the black bodied red or purple tungsten bead versions! Other wet flies that are working in size 6-16 –  Fat bastard, Epoxy stone, double beaded stones, Pat’s rubber legs, girdle bugs, bead head or regular Prince, copper Johns, hare’s ear or peacock soft hackles.

Dries – Tan, purple or gold chubby Chucks (#6-12), Wade’s Ho Candy Yellow or Purple (#8-#12), gray drake and or royal Wulffs (#10-16), parachute olive or gray (#14), Natural Horrors (#8-#12), Panty dropper Hoppers (#10),  Dave’s Hoppers (#$-12), yellow Stimulators (#8-#16), yellow or red humpies (#10-#16), royal trudes (#8-14), yellow Sally’s (#16), elk hair caddis (#12-#18)


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