Fall River Bamboo I received this past winter from the OutdoorBloggerNetwork. Paired with my new Abel Fly Reel I fished this setup exclusively on this trip and was extremely satisfied with their performance.
These Montana bugs were amazing. Never had I seen such hatches coming off at all times of the day. The fly of choice always seemed to be the Yellow Humpy or Yellow Caddis and I fished the dry almost exclusively.
When those ran out I used a Yellow Sally. Besides a few catches on small nymphs I used the dries as much as possible. Nothing beats a take off the top and as long as they were biting I was a dry fly man.
The flowers here are also amazing and thanks to the late rains I was able to witness some brilliant colors on the plains and rolling hills.
The only day that I did not fish was the day the whole family went to Yellowstone National Park. If you have never been then you need to take the time. Last time I was here I believe I was about 13 and it leaves a lasting impression. I was happy to have shared this last tip with my own kids and am sure they will remember it for a very long time.
One often visited site in the park is the Yellowstone Grand Canyon. What A Sight! Overall we spent only one day in the park and a total of about 14 hours driving through some grand country. Someday I would like to tour the park on a bike for a week and see all the sights but with four very young kids - one 4 months old - 14 hours is a healthy day for anyone.
We exited the park at around 7pm and had dinner just beyond the north gate originally dedicated by Teddy Roosevelt. It was simple an awe-inspiring trip.
For this angler Montana was a dream and I cant wait to get back.