Madison Sunset

Back on the Madison River

Nearly three months of Montana and it is beginning to feel like the end is near. I'm back on the water I started at, The 50 Mile Riffle. If I were to do it over from the start I would have been up here at the beginning of June at the latest.  It seems like … Continue reading Back on the Madison River

Madison River Sunset

Chasing Bugs on the Madison

When I started my fly fishing adventure in 2015, I did not have any particular goals or targets in mind, beyond spending time on some iconic waters of the West.  In total that year I fished 57 distinct bodies of water, including the visit to Florida at the end. I've stumbled across seasonal highlights without … Continue reading Chasing Bugs on the Madison

Sunset on the Henry's Fork

Seven Hours at Last Chance

Seven hours walking along the banks of the Henry's Fork, standing in the current, looking at bugs and birds.  Almost nothing was going on in the water, until a explosion of action for 15 minutes or so nearing sunset.  Huge drakes popping off the water and fish gulping them down all around me, while rain … Continue reading Seven Hours at Last Chance