Stream Chasin’

After leaving Missoula, we journeyed down to Cody, Wyoming and spent the night there before fishing the Wood River. It was a small rapid river with hungry fish in every pocket of water. The next day we entered into Yellowstone National Park. It was crowded with tourists, but we once we got off the beaten path the people disappeared. We fished Hellroaring Creek and the Yellowstone River where the fish were excited for flies once again. The tourists scared us out of Yellowstone and we found refuge in Idaho, where we drove aimlessly until finding the beautiful Warm River. We hiked down into the canyon and found crazy jumping Rainbows and fat Browns. The water color and scenery of the stream made it feel like we were in New Zealand. After having our fill of Idaho trout and scenery, we jumped back into Wyoming near Jackson. We woke to an amazing view of the Grand Tetons and later fished the Gros Ventre river nearby.

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The Wood River near Cody
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Kenton’s first day fly fishing. He landed 15 trout.
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Hiking into Yellowstone backcountry.
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Our buddy “Norm”. This Bison posted up on our campsite.
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Hellroaring Creek

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The view from our sleeping bags.
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Warm River
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A feisty rainbow surfacing for a dry fly.
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A big Brown Trout on the line!
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15″ Brown Trout
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Deep blue of the Warm River
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We enjoyed a 3 mile packraft out of the Warm River canyon.
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A nice bull Moose near Jackson.
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Camping in the shadows of the Grand Tetons.
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Wendell’s latest beauty. A 16″ Yellowstone Cutthroat on the Gros Ventre river.

We have three more days in the west and no itinerary so who knows where we will be in the next few days. Stay tunedĀ for the next post!

Two Rivers, Many Fish

The past two and a half days have been spent in and around Missoula, Montana. After a bad start due to poor fishing and a thick smoke haze covering the mountains, we were eventually able to enjoy two beautiful clear days fly fishing Rock Creek and the North Fork of the Blackfoot River.

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Kenton destroying on Rock Creek

Rock creek was loaded with hungry Rainbows, Brown and Cutthroat Trout.

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One of Wendell’s nice Brown Trout

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The North Fork of the Blackfoot river was a gorgeous clear stream that cut deep through the valley of the backcountry wilderness. Kenton was able to land two large Bull Trout among the abundant Cutthroat that were surfacing for flies.

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Blackfoot Valley
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18″ Bull Trout

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A colorful 16″ Cutthroat

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Tomorrow we will be touring the University of Montana before continuingĀ south into Wyoming.