Thursday, July 23, 2015

Cowboy Territory

My buddy Johnny and I had no obligations for the month of June, so there was no better time to take a fly-fishing road trip through the west. Here's a few pictures from the expedition.

Rough Outline of the Road Trip Route

Green River - Dutch John, Utah
The Cicada Hatch was the name of the game on the Gree

Fish Sighted
The Cast
The drift and slow rise from the depths
The Set 
Tight Line
The Battle
The Net
Revive (cicada dry)
The Release

Running down the bank after this brown
Couldn't turn down the cicada

The classiest all in one gas station
I guess Wyoming is all about convenience

Missouri River - Craig, Montana (Dry Fly Only)

Fished dry flies all day on the Mo
The PMD hatch was off the charts

25 inch brown on a PMD dry

Sight fishing with PMD dries for a week straight on the Mo

Dual 20 inchers
The rare cuttbow on the Missouri

Beaverhead River - Dillon, Montana

Madison River - Ennis, Montana
Fifty Mile Riffle
Hit the Sallmonfly hatch on the Madison

Found this guy sitting in 6 inches of water up against the bank
The Madison River between Hebgen and Quake Lake
Salmonfly night fishing 
A month straight of camping

 Yellowstone - Wyoming

 Jackson, Wyoming
Hungout with fellow BFC alum Chris Morrell and he showed us a great time on his home waters

Grey Drake hatch exploded on the river
Morrell with a beast caught on a scuplzilla

Crowley Lake - Mammoth Lakes, California
Midge gut on this cutty


Jesse Lance Robbins said...

Goodness!!! That's a decade's worth of big trout. Very fine work, gents, very fine!

Morrell said...

That's exactly what I was thinking Jesse. You guys kinda crushed the West.

Clark Winchell said...

Some real solid hookups in there! Nicely done!