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Archive for April, 2011

It’s been buggy around here the last couple of days and the fishing has been good.

This guy took a fly that several other fish liked as well.  Unfortunately I lost this fly late yesterday.  I plan to recreate it from this photo.  It’s a store bought one, but I’ve gotten pretty good at copying the easy ones.

Since it was Sunday, Easter and warm there were a few other fishermen on the stream.  So I opted to spend the afternoon checking out a local hiking trail instead of chasing trout.

As usual in Montana the scale was LARGE.  Most folks ride horses here is my guess.  But, starting at creek level, we walked and enjoyed seeing the bigger view of our back yard.

We paused about 2.5 mile up the trail; Rock Creek is in the canyon below.  This will be a meadow of wildflowers in about a month.  But at this point there was only one species in bloom.

Although the flowers were mostly absent there was plenty of beauty to go around.  This tree bark caught the light just right.

One last thing.  Lately, I’ve been experimenting with underwater photos.  So far with very limited success.  But, I’ll leave you with a passable shot of an Easter Brown eating a rubber legged offering.

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I’ve been getting my first taste of spring fishing in Montana.  Spring here means the temps might get above freezing during the day if you’re lucky.  But the fishing is pretty darn good.

I’ve caught Cuts, Brooks and Browns.  Not the dreamy dry fly fishing of summer;  nymphing is the method, and the water has been a little off color the past few days.  But every time I go out, I’m rewarded with nice fish.

The scenery is outstanding and I hear there’s a Skwala hatch just around the corner. 

Look for my report in the next couple of weeks.  I might even catch a bull trout if I’m lucky.

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