Flyfishing

“Neal, in Montana there’s three things we’re never late for: church, work and fishing.”-A River Runs Through It, 1992 film.

“Although he and I had acquired freedoms as we grew up, we never violated our early religious training of always being on time for church, work, and fishing”.-A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean, 1989, page 55.

#home

#home

@Gallatin

@Gallatin

This picture was taken one early evening in the summer of 2004. My brother and I had some excellent days of fishing that year-especially just as the sun was about to set and the bugs started to hatch. This guy was caught on an elk hair caddis:

Madison River

Madison River

Some more dry fly fishing on the Madison River:

Bear Trap Canyon, 2002.

Bear Trap Canyon, 2002.

These pictures are from a kayak trip that my brother and I took down the Madison River in 2004. We caught some really nice fish, and saw a family of river otters swim past our boats:

Kris

Kris

Todd

Todd

Pictures from another float trip we took down the Madison-this time we had sunny and gorgeous weather:

Todd

Todd

Kris

Kris

My cousin Brandy and I fishing the East Gallatin River. If you can fight off the hordes of mosquitoes on the East Gallatin in the summer, you most likely will be rewarded with some spectacular fishing:

Brandy

Brandy

More East Gallatin:

East Gallatin

Snow = no mosquitoes!

Snow = no mosquitoes!

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Here’s some photos from the Jocko River:

My uncle Doug and I

My uncle Doug and I

Jessica workin' her magic

Jessica workin’ her magic

Fishin' in the dark

Fishin’ in the dark

Emily, her puppy Henry, Jessica and I. We didn’t catch anything on this day, but had some good laughs wading through knee-deep mud and jungle-thick willows:

June 24, 2007

June 24, 2007

Jessica's first fish caught on a dry fly on July 19, 2007.

Jessica’s first fish caught on a dry fly on July 19, 2007.

@Jocko

@Jocko

Here’s some shots of my brother and sister on the Beaverhead outside of Dillon:

Todd & Emily

Todd & Emily

Emily

Emily

Emily Catch-and-Release fishing

Emily Catch-and-Release fishing

Todd

Todd

#brown

#brown

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My wife and I took our honeymoon in 2010 near Dillon. We didn’t catch many fish, but had an amazing trip down the ‘Beav:

Thanks Emily!

Thanks Emily!

Yellowstone National Park, Montana and Wyoming:

Soda Butte Creek

Soda Butte Creek

Fan Creek:

Jessica and I hiked into Hellroaring Creek in July 2004. The fishing was unbelievable! I used a royal coachman and caught some gorgeous cutthroat trout:

Hoo-wah!

Hoo-wah!

Todd in Wisconsin

Todd in Wisconsin

Here are more photos of fly fishing on the Milwaukee River in October 2009.

Mission Creek

Mission Creek

Post Creek, Montana:

My sister Emily and I getting ready to hit Post Creek one summer afternoon.

My sister Emily and I getting ready to hit Post Creek one summer afternoon.

Todd and Emily fishing a secret hole

Todd and Emily fishing a secret hole

Headwaters of Post Creek

Headwaters of Post Creek

@Post Creek

@Post Creek

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Here are some pictures from the Jocko River from March 2008:

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Emily

Emily

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#smooch

#smooch

More Jocko photos:

Max's house

Max’s house

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Todd

Todd

Smiles for miles

Smiles for miles

Kris, Emily and Kyle

Kris, Emily and Kyle

Emily with her first fish of the season

Emily with her first fish of the season

Second fish of the season (caught out of the same hole as the first)

Second fish of the season (caught out of the same hole as the first)

More photos from this trip can be seen here.

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Another Jocko beast

There is also some amazing fishing in the mountain lakes in the Missions. If you can get there…

Secret mountain lake

Secret mountain lake

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More pictures from this mountain lake can be found at the bottom of the page here.

Kris slayin' the perch in Flathead Lake a couple of years ago

Kris slayin’ the perch in Flathead Lake a couple of years ago

Castin' for 'bows @McDonald Lake awhile back.

Castin’ for ‘bows @McDonald Lake awhile back.

Photos from Mackinaw (lake trout) fishing on Flathead Lake.

More photos of fly fishing on the Clark Fork and Gallatin Rivers.

Steelhead fishing in Milwaukee herehere and here, and salmon fishing here.

First ever Steelhead here.

Milwaukee River surprises here and here and here.

WI Driftless trip here.

Spring Steelhead fly fishing in Michigan here, gear fishing in MI here, Lake Michigan trip here, and Dowagiac River here.

Fly fishing on the Kankakee here.

Todd and Emily’s fishing pictures here.

Emily ice fishing in AK here.


3 Responses to “Flyfishing”

  1. Ohhh! Love the photos! What a handsome family!

  2. Very impressing pictures!! I’ll come to Montana one day, I swear!
    Regards from Germany.
    C.

  3. Great Blog man, I know your brother Todd well he and I were buddies in Bozeman. Great Fishing shots!

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