|Tying on ANOTHER fly for Brett (not really). All photos by Brett Seng.|
May and June is an interesting time in Southwest Montana. There is always a small amount of risk involved with coming to Montana this time of year as the rivers can be big and brown, but one of the benefits to fishing around Twin Bridges is the amount of tailwaters nearby. When the freestones are fishing they typically are on fire this time of year, but when they blow out you fill up the tank and head for the bottom of a dam. B.Seng and I got to guide together for my first couple of trips after the ACL, and we spent a day on the Beav, a day on the Madi, and then a day in the same boat for a tag team guide trip with one angler on the Mo.
All three rivers fished well, and although they are all tailwaters they all fish very differently. The Madi, which fishes and acts like a freestone, was definitely the most difficult of the three days. The Ron Burgundy was definitely the hot fly in all three locations, and a bobber with the appropriate amount of lead were key.
|Thunk is the noise this trout is about to make|
|Check out the worms flying out of there.|