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Yellowstone Regulations? #10624979 02/17/15 03:21 PM
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OK, I know I can Google this and will when I have more time, but has anyone been to Yellowstone recently and know the current regulations?

Specifically, is lead allowed on flies and are felt boots still allowed?


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Re: Yellowstone Regulations? [Re: RexW] #10624999 02/17/15 03:26 PM
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My understanding is that lead is encouraged. Also felt soles.


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Re: Yellowstone Regulations? [Re: RexW] #10625049 02/17/15 03:39 PM
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I was there in 2013 - No felts in Yellowstone (eastern) drainage. I believe they were allowed in the Snake (Western) drainage. I did not wear felt though. The Snake had some cleaning stations at popular put-ins and access sites.


I did not use lead, but I know of no restrictions on it.

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http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/upload/14FishReg.pdf
http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/fishingexotics.htm


Looks to me like lead is banned. Boots not specified, but clean and dry between watersheds.

Re: Yellowstone Regulations? [Re: RexW] #10626877 02/18/15 03:32 AM
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Yep, looks like lead banned completely. But I still not sure about felt boots.

So, what does everyone use in place of lead shot? I know there are a lot of options out there, but I'm not which ones actually work.


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If they make tungsten split shot yet that is the way to go. Now that I think about it I'm about to find out I just don't know how soft of metal it is. If they make it it will be all I carry lead is way more bulky. Bismuth is also way heavier than lead. Would love one small split shot on my nymph rig instead of three. Look forward to responses.


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Ok just looked it up they make tungsten split shot and puffy ordering some now lol. Just don't forget when you look at it it weighs twice as much as lead. I have used tungsten exclusively for bass for almost ten years I am convened the smaller profile helps put more fish on the hook,and hey it's non toxic goodby lead split shot.


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Puddy not puffy


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Re: Yellowstone Regulations? [Re: RexW] #10630666 02/19/15 05:56 PM
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No lead in Yellowstone. You can get tin split shots up there. Pretty easy to find in that part of the world. No rules against felt but they highly discourage it.


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Every fly shop up there has tin and the camo (non toxic) shot. I had forgot about that.

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