Back At It

I realize that is has been a while since there has been any activity on the blog, but do not fear for there are many pictures to come. Recently, I was without a camera and so it was difficult to attain pictures. Now that I have a camera once again, I will be able to post more often. The weather has been unseasonably warm of late, so many days have been spent on the river.  Now for some pictures!

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Choosing the right fly is one of the most difficult decisions that a fly fisherman will ever make.

 

 

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Rock creek has been producing some beautiful fish this winter.
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A dusting of snow produced some pretty images.
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Garret managed this porker of a rainbow on the Bitterroot River.
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One afternoon found me hiking right behind campus on Mount Sentinel.
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The “Root” did not disappoint me either!
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Some dry grasses on Mount Sentinel.
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They were not to sure about me.
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This is why I love Montana.

 

Living West

Yes, I am still alive and well! It has been a long time since I have put a post up, and since the last one a lot has changed. My biggest news by far, is that I have transferred to the University of Montana in Missoula. It is truly amazing to be actually living in a place that was once only a dream. Over the past few weeks I have gone on many exciting adventures, exploring God’s wonderful creation.

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Hidden Lake in the proposed Great Burn Wilderness.

Besides the many fishing excursions that I have found myself on, I was able to go on a weekend backpacking trip for my environmental science class. The group packed into the proposed Great Burn Wilderness, to learn and discuss the reason why it should become an official wilderness. Let’s just say that after spending a few days in the area, I could not agree more.

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Enjoying a starry night by the campfire.

Now I know everyone wants to see more pictures of myself and some fish, so do not despair, here they are. As well as a smattering of other fishing related pictures.

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My prize Westslope Cutthroat, caught and released on a tributary of the Blackfoot River.
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Montana, clean air, clean water.
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Another Cutty from yet another tributary of the Blackfoot.
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A rainbow trout to change things up.
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A back country meal. A few of the fish were not so lucky as the others (they were delicious).

Montana is a wild and beautiful area and I am really looking forward to uncovering the many secrets that this land has to offer. I would also like to give an open invitation to anyone that wants to visit me and see a little of this country for themselves. The couch is always open!

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The milky way on a crystal clear night.
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“It is not the fish we remember, but the rivers where they were caught” – unknown