I was lucky enough to take a trip to Yellowstone and the Big Horn a couple years ago with some friends who are more experienced fly fishermen. It was an amazing trip. The last week of July I am setting out on another trip to Yellowstone with brother who is new to fly fishing and my brother-in-law. On my last trip I was sort of along for the ride but on this trip Iíll be the only guy with any Yellowstone experience so the burden of trip/stream planning is up to me. I fished the Lamar Valley the last time and due to water temps by late July my guess is that Iíll be fishing the area again this time. Here are a few streams I am considering, please let me know you would recommend these and of any others Iíve left off. I have a few hoppers and ants from my last trip in my fly box but to be honest I was slightly disappointed. I caught most of my fish with my basic flies of the Smokies so Iím not going all out with ďwesternĒ flies this go around.
∑ Lamar River
∑ Soda Butte
∑ Slough Creek (first Meadow)
∑ **** Roaring Creek (although Iíve read the Bears are a real concern here)
∑ Tower Creek
∑ Blacktail Deer Creek
∑ Cache Creek (Once againÖBear could be an issue)
Any of you guys going to Yellowstone to fish this summer?