The good, the bad, and the ugly of fly-fishing for trout in SW Montana...from my eyes.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
It's been a long stretch this run and the day after tomorrow will bring a much needed break in the madness of the season. I think I've had one day off in the last 30 something or so. Not one to complain about the work though as I need to do as much of it as I can. But, I am looking forward to having a few days off!
Fished the Yellowstone today down around Big Timber and found it to be very good just about all day. Things slowed down a little after 2:30 or so, but was still pretty solid. Nymphed this morning and fished hoppers after lunch. They were eating today. Strange how some days they seem to eat more than others. The water is finally what could be called summer clear but flows are still enough to have plenty of water in the riffles and shallow flats. No weeds at all, which it usually has plenty of by this time of the year.
Tenkara Timmy was on his game today and got them good on hoppers with the ol' cane pole. I tried to stay ahead of the other boats and it seemed to work as we found lots of hungry fish that just seemed like they wanted to eat a small piece of tan foam really bad.
Back down that way again tomorrow and hope it fishes as well one more day.