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Old 08-17-2012, 09:51 AM
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Default Crazy Mountains in the Lewis and Clark NF Montana??

I'll be on an elk hunt in the Crazy Mountains in the Lewis and Clark National Forest somewhere near Forest Lake area, toward the end of September. Just wondering if it would be worth it to pack my fly rod for some of the down times?? Thanks for the info.

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Always worth packing a rod for the afternoon hunting siestas! Have a great hunt out there. Is it a return trip or first time in the Crazys for you? I've never been in there, but gaze lustfully everytime I see them.
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First trip to Montana ever! I planned on packing the rod anyway...just wanted some opinions to back it up.
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Can be some of the best fishing the entire year. By all means take your rod.
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First trip to Montana ever! I planned on packing the rod anyway...just wanted some opinions to back it up.
Lucky dog! Are you on a DYI hunt or guided?
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Default Re: Crazy Mountains in the Lewis and Clark NF Montana??

Thanks for the help guys!

dean_mt This will be a DIY hunt. Can't wait! I'll let you guys know how it goes...
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Default Re: Crazy Mountains in the Lewis and Clark NF Montana??

I just walked back in the door from the Crazies!!!! I was up there trying to get into a golden trout. I wasn't able to get to the lake because it is so hard to find, but I did have an absolute blast and a half fishing Sweet Grass Creek below Cave. SGC was absolutely loaded with 10-12" rainbows and cutbow hybrids. They were all well built and took flies with wreckless abandon. My biggest was a fat thirteen inch chrome bright bow. I I caught so many 10-12 inchers, that I harvested two for dinner. The only fly I needed was a Soft-Hackle Wooly Worm with an orange tail.

Look for future pics of SGC on this forum.

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Oh and to add..........Pat Marcuson's book Fishing the Beartooths has a chapter in it about the Crazy Mountains. But make sure you get the updated version printed in 1997 I think it is. Just don't get the old version from the 80's with the blue cover. I think you can find it around the net for less than face value.

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