Wednesday, July 8, 2015

My buddy Adam invited me along on a trip to Montana, we fished the Beaverhead as well as some spring Creeks in the area.

First day started out floating the Beaverhead.  We arrived at the put in early in the morning only to find many boats / trucks already there waiting to start their float.  We all decided that moving further down river would be best.  I would rather catch less fish and be alone, then catch many fish and be surrounded by other fly fishers.

We Caught lots of fish on the double dropper rig with our indicator leader.  I was using our 36" indicator leader with extender.  This system worked flawlessly.  The 36" furled nylon leader give the fisher enough energy to turn over an indicator and multiple weighted flies.  Having the 36" of adjustability was more than enough depth adjustment.

 The fly fisher simply ties his/her tippet onto the ring. and the your fly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                Gearing up and getting ready.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We caught many fishing in this size range.  No true monsters, but all decent.
 The best fish of the day came to a dry fly.  We stopped to have some lunch.  While sitting and watching the water, we notice a decent fish sipping flies off the surface.    Our guide grabs for his dry fly rod and makes a few cast.  Nothing, the guide is quick to say the fish is put down and not catch-able.   I grab my rod with a 76" Ultimate Dry Fly Furled Leader, an a length of approx. 5'-6' of tippet.  I was using a larger dry as an indicator, then tied on a size 20 CDC-Caddis fly.  Small buggy looking thing.  I had a couple of drifts that went un-answered and then on the third cast, bang.... Fish on.  As mentioned our guide was eating lunch, so he was a little slow to the net.  I was fishing with only 5x tippet and that proved to weak for this fish in the current.   At least I got to fight him for a brief minute.  Good times.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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