It's a great time to be in the west. We've had heavy doses of sunshine and warm weather, resulting in some good fishing. The Skwala Stoneflies have just started to pop in the last week or so, and being able to thrown size 10 dries in March is a blessing. After not seeing many bugs all winter, the trout key in on these stones big time, and have provided some violent takes on the surface.
So next time your thinking about a fly fishing trip out west, don't forget spring....It can make for some of the best fishing of the year.
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It's been a pretty mild winter here in Western Montana, making the trout more than willing to provide some good action during what most call "the off season". Ever since I got back to Missoula for winter semester, days in the 40's have been common, and being on the water during them has been a treat. I've taken a bunch of photos lately with my new camera, so heres a few. For more, check out flyfishingwest.wordpress.com/.
Fall is starting to look more like winter here in western Montana, snow and cold rains have arrived, and it is a great time to be on the water whether flyfishing or hunting...or both. I have been trying to get my studies done as quickly as possible, to take advantage of the great outdoor opportunities this time of year provides. To follow my adventures more closely out west, you can check out my personal blog at flyfishingwest.wordpress.com/.
The leaves are now changing rapidly in the river bottoms of the west. Hatches of hecuba, mahagony, and trico mayflies are coming off on the Bitterroot and Clark Fork rivers. Duck and archery seasons have now opened, and many hunters have already put bull elk on the ground. Here is what fall looks like in Montana. For more stories and photos, you can check out my blog at http://flyfishingwest.wordpress.com/ .
This past Labor Day weekend a handful of my friends and I traveled from our home of Missoula, Mt to Fernie, British Columbia. We were there in search of the large Cutthroat and Bull Trout that inhabit these waters. We camped out of our cars for the weekend and fished as much as we possibly could, all while living off of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and the like. Here is a few pictures from the trip. For the full story and more photos, you can visit my blog at flyfishingwest.wordpress.com/.
The air is warm, the sun is shining, and the trout are rising. Sounds like summer in Montana. I've been fishing a lot lately, and doing some guiding. I have also started my own blog to chronicle my experiences out west with a little more detail. You can follow it here at http://flyfishingwest.wordpress.com. Here are some pictures of the last month or so. Wherever you are in the country, enjoy the summer fishing!