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moe b 02-26-2010 11:02 PM

Madison/Gallitin (PICS) Winter 2010
 
................

Technically I was 'fly fishing'.

I had it down to a science over the past week; I'd rig up the night before, drive the half-hour to the Madison, and be in my waders waist-deep within the time most guys arrived at work ..(I'm still unemployed); .....the only problem was no one told the fish?

:(

Because of this I got a little 'artsy fartsy' with my camera and well.....

Here's what the Madison looks like when your not there, and the fish aren't either?

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http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/x...madison063.jpg


That's Suzie (my Brit) and Mocha (my GSP)...get used to seeing them; they have a way of making it into nearly every shot I have ...doing just about everything I do one this earth:rolleyes:?...


http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/x...madison034.jpg

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/x...madison072.jpg

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/x...02009041-1.jpg

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/x...madison086.jpg


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Then its back to "local waters" of the Gallatin (just 2 miles from home).
...Funny enough, I wasn't on this NAFF a day before I made a contact locally and unbelieveably I mentioned over the phone: "I'd seen some fresh foot-prints on the Gallatin recently, while crossing over a bridge", only to be told the prints I saw belonged to the young man himself?:eek:

Thus, with a little info about secluded pools, a couple "green and red patterns that should work", I made my way down the sketchy trail with anchor ice everywhere; following the guys' footsteps in the snow the whole way....?

...............

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/x...madison103.jpg


http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/x...rch14057-1.jpg


http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/x...madison146.jpg

.........................
Even though I didn't catch any I did get a hit that made me wonder whether it was "him"?
HIM being that 'predatory brown' an entire thread has been devoted too and was once seen "carrying a 6" rainbow in its jaws?"
I had on a large mouse pattern at the time and no matter how many times I threw it back it him, he never bit again?:o

This is why I went back to shooting 'artsy farsty' stuff for the rest of the afternoon...enjoy.

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/x...madison118.jpg

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/x...madison176.jpg

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/x...madison173.jpg


I didn't get him this time, but God willing one of us will soon; and my only wish is I'm there with my camera when we do?


Moe:D

simmons_j_m 02-27-2010 02:52 AM

Re: Madison/Gallitin (PICS) Winter 2010
 
Moe, great story and your eye for photography is incredible. I felt like I was walking the river with you, but alas, I am not... thanks for sharing it with us though... a little dream never hurt anyone and I hope you get that brown next outing! :D

- Justin

cactus23 02-27-2010 05:09 AM

Re: Madison/Gallitin (PICS) Winter 2010
 
That doesn't look too cold! I'll be fishing that my self in a 4 weeks after traveling half way around the world. With 2 weeks of solid fishing where can I go, I was thinking driving up to fishing the Madison and Gallatin along then across to Missoula and the Bitteroot for a bit and if I have time back across to Fort Smith and the Big Horn. I have six weeks all up and I don't think 2 will be enough. I have the feeling I could spend all 6 weeks on anyone river in Eastern Montana and still wish I had've gone just around that next bend :icon_sad: :biggrin: :thmbup: Not sure if the golfclubs will come out at all!
Good pics Moe, good pics.

jpbfly 02-27-2010 12:16 PM

Re: Madison/Gallitin (PICS) Winter 2010
 
Beautiful pics Moe:thumbsup:is it a "breton"spaniel you've got?

Jimmie 02-27-2010 12:45 PM

Re: Madison/Gallitin (PICS) Winter 2010
 
Very nice Moe. Thanks. Handsome dogs you've got too.

arfishinbear 02-27-2010 07:01 PM

Re: Madison/Gallitin (PICS) Winter 2010
 
WOW what photos thanks

montuckylucky 03-01-2010 10:10 PM

Re: Madison/Gallitin (PICS) Winter 2010
 
Sweet pictures man. If you continue that way for about a mile there are lots of good spots back there and no one goes there but us. I saw your tracks! I went out yesterday and hooked up two and lost them both, one was pretty big too. I tried going with a Circus Peanut, which has the stinger hook on it, could be why Im losing it. Today I went way low down on the river thats where they say the big browns are, I didnt catch anything but the water was uber murky from this warm weather meltoff.

MTskibum 03-05-2010 09:38 AM

Re: Madison/Gallitin (PICS) Winter 2010
 
Nice pictures.


Winter fishing can be tough around here.


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