02/19/11
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.    Blue-winged Olives
2  .  Sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish (Imitate with streamers)
3.    Little Winter Stoneflies
4.    Quill Gordons
5.    Blue Quills
6.    Little Black Caddis


Down and Dirty  (some are clean) Tips and Recommendations for Fly
Fishing Destinations - Part 22
Just keep in mind that it is strictly one opinion that happens to be mine. The intent is to hopefully
give those interested a general idea of what to expect. Most likely every guide, affiliated business
entity and local angler will have a different opinion. These streams also have full coverage on our
Perfect Fly Stream Section.

I'm continuing to try to skim though some of the better streams in the Western
Rocky Mountains, then the Cascades and Sierras to finish the destination series so
I can concentrate on the fishing and hatches that will be underway in the Smokies
very soon.

Salt River Wyoming
This is one of those streams that you will rarely hear mentioned by anyone that
doesn't live in Wyoming or nearby Idaho. It's located in a non-tourist area in the
general area of many other fine, far better known and well promoted trout streams
like both Henrys Fork and the South Fork of the Snake River. As a mater of fact, it
flows into Pallisades Reservoir which is the beginning of the South Fork of the
Snake River. Like the rivers I mentioned yesterday, the Salt River is a long one,
flowing for over 70 miles with wild and native trout throughout its entire length.  

I am giving it an "A" minus but the minus is there only because it flows through a lot
of private property. Even though, it still has plenty of public access. In fact, this
probably isn't fair because all things considered, there's still plenty of public land to
fish on and plenty of access points. In total, it still has more water open to the public
than many highly rated trout streams. It's native fine spotted cutthroats and wild
brook, brown and rainbow trout makes it a very good stream anyway you look at it.
Check out the
Salt River.

Shoshone River Wyoming
Few people are aware of the Shoshone River's good trout fishing because it flows
near some great trout streams. It is mostly located just outside of Yellowstone
National Park's East Entrance and flows through Cody Wyoming. It's another long
Wyoming stream with trout from one end to the other.

There are two forks that form the river along with several small tributaries. The
North Fork actually starts in Yellowstone National Park but it is very remote and you
either reach its waters by horseback or hiking. The North Fork's lower and middle
sections can be reached from various highways.

Its South Fork starts in a completely mountain range and flows for twenty-five miles
before joining the North Fork. Both Forks have plenty of wild brown, rainbow and
brook trout as well as plenty of native cutthroats. Its uppermost sections also require
long hikes or a horseback trip.

The lower section of the Shoshone River flows through Cody and the Buffalo Bill
Reservoir. It's tailwater provides excellent fishing opportunities. Although the
Shoshone River is not fished that much because those in the area are usually
headed to Yellowstone Park, it is a very good trout stream with excellent populations
of trout. It is a sleeper "A" rated stream. Check out the
Shoshone River.

Copyright 2011 James Marsh