Nice one Pat! 26+” Monster on the Smith on an overcast rainy afternoon. The fishing is really heating up!
We opened the season here at the Bar Z praying that the water would drop and clear. We got our wish and our first week of 2011 really began on a high note. David Pogran and Aileen Berg flew in on July 5th and we fished 5 days. The lake fished great! It is still pretty cold but the we saw some great Callibaetis and Yellow Sallie hatches and the fish are beginning to cruise the shore and looking up. Sheep Creek fished great in the Canyon. The water was still a little high which proved for some (more…)
To many, there is simply fly-fishing. There’s no particular season, there’s no particular species, there’s simply a lifestyle.
It’s not necessarily about the number of fish caught, nor the size. It’s not whether I hooked into the biggest brown I’ve ever seen, or making the perfect cast to feeding fish. It’s not even about the atmosphere, the beautiful Montana sky, the free-ranging cattle looking on as you successfully snag the bush behind you; nor about the fresh mountain air, the fellowship, or the knowledge gained from your experienced guide. Simply put it’s about all of it. (more…)
In August a fun time was had at the Bar Z by a guy who wrote out his time in a unique diary form. Brian Hodges of Double Haul Travel was there to catch it all on camera. Read his diary log here.