Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fishing in the Bitterroot

This is another part of my Montana sketchbook. Today we went on a float trip with Wapiti Waters and our guide was Jay and his dog Ruby. We floated from Darby to Wally takeout and it was about 11 miles and fished the entire time (a lunch break was provided). I hooked into a 23" Brown Trout and hauled in 2 small cutthroats and hooked an 18 inch trout. Bryan had more fish but I had the biggest hit of the day. I learned the fly fishing technique of stripping in, mending the line for dry fly fishing. Jay observed that the fish were eating golden stone flies and tied a fly on for us. We fished from 9:30 am to 7:30pm and got back in time for dinner on the deck: a delicate beef dinner with wild morel sauce, corn, green beans, salad and homemade bread then blueberry custard for dessert


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