Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Last week in Southwest Montana

Even though it still feels like April because of the cold crappy weather, trout guide season at The Stonefly Inn kicked off last week.  The Big Hole is currently the color of a fresh double americano from Jumping Rainbow Espresso here in town, so after fishing the Hole before it blew, I spent the weekend up on the beav and made a day trip over to the Mo yesterday.  Everyday through out the weekend fished well, but nothing was on fire.  The upper beav on friday was probably our most productive day for fish hooked, and each day we had a great time.  For those of you who haven't fished it, it is a small tailwater that holds some toads that love small nymphs.

I also got to fish with my good friend Kirk Werner, famous author of the Olive the Wooly Bugger series, and several of his friends before they embarked for their annual Yellowstone trip.  We started off the day in some seriously messed up weather and it felt an awful lot like winter steelheading.  It didn't take long to strike a couple of fish and ended up catching some really nice trout, as well as learned that when a fish is jumping by your bobber, it is likely on the end of your line.

Kirk with a nice one.  He didn;t even need a milk crate to see it!

1 comment:

  1. That sort of disrespect is exactly why you got a hand knit sweater and matching leg warmers instead of a cash tip. Awesome trip, Joe!


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