This was an incredible trip! I got to catch trout that would actually bend my rod and fight really well. It started from Port Washington, WI and the first stop was the driftless area.
I stopped at the Timber Coulee river, where I picked off a real nice brown for Wisconsin
We then drove nonstop to Bismark, North Dakota and from there we went to Red Lodge, Montana. From Red Lodge we went up the Beartooth Highway (it was incredible) to Yellowstone.
Beartooth Highway scenery
A yellowstone bison
A rapid in Yellowstone
After that we finally arrived in Missoula, MT. I climbed Mount Sentinel and the view was awesome. [
The next day we had a guided trip done by the Grizzly Hackle fly shop (I highly recommend them) on the North Fork Blackfoot River and another smaller creek
Those were the Blackfoot pictures.
When we went to the other creek we got followed by a goat everywhere we went. It was just freaky. The goat even peed in its own mouth
Once that happened we decided to leave and would you know it, it followed us back up the highway to our car.
(Me with the goat)
Now it's time to see the fish!
These are all my catches.
That I believe sums it up. For all the fish I used hopper/dropper and double nymph rigs. The cutthroat trout were beautiful and so was the scenery! If you ever get the opportunity to go to Montana to go fly fishing, TAKE IT! I don't know why the pictures showed up the way they did, but it doesn't bother me too much. There were more fish caught, just not documented.
The possibly most memorable part of the guided trip is that I hooked into an about 12" whitefish and as I was fighting it, a bull trout that must've been 32" swallowed the whitefish
and I fought I for about 30 minutes before it overpowered me and my tippet and it broke off