Headed to West Yellowstone for the FFF Fly Fishing Fair, last week. I usually make a pilgrimage to the north country in October but given the event I went early. The first two days of the show were for outdoor casting and the weather was horrible. The last days of the fair were for tying demos and presentations as well. Some excellent anglers presenting some excellent information on how and where to catch more and bigger fish.
The weather wasn't great on the river but we all know the fish don't care. I go to this area to fish one spot in particular that I have fallen in love with. Big fish are plentiful and a shot at the monster is always there...and its right on the paved road. No sick pigs graced me with there presence this trip but I will be back.
The country around Jellystone is so amazingly big and wild. and extremely Beautiful!
Fished for a while with some of my Henry's Fork fishing buddy's.
The weather got cold and a bit of snow came in but nothing more than a scenery upgrade! I arrived at the river to find the Good Lord had blessed me with all of my senses to enjoy such beauty...If only I could take a picture of the smell in the air.
Here I fished with another good friend. Kind of noisy but she had lot's to say after a year and month apart.
Stuck a few of these little Steelhead wannabees. Strongest fighting Bow's I have stuck in a long time.
I spend more time a bit up river in water I have started to learn well. I go to this area with one thing in mind...Wooly Buggers and big trout. The nymphing was to good. Big basic patterns, a ton of weight and giant strike indicators...Easy fishing.
That was to easy so back to Buggers! I wanna see the attack...the killer instinct these fish have when a high protein meal presents itself.
I was fishing by myself so my pics are self taken and the quality is a bit amiss but here are some porn shots. I respect these fish, they all seemed to over power my 9' 5 wt.
I had the one in my grasp...not a wall hanger but certainly the fish of the trip. The fish pulled a Houdini on me and was gone in an instant. My 11 second timer was waiting to see me get the finger from that huge browny.
This is country that trout fisherman must go see. I do my business at Bob Jacklin's when I am in Jellystone and as usual they were awesome with good chat and information.
Go North Young Man...it's the new west!