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Old 02-10-2005, 05:47 PM
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Hello from Montana

Hello everyone from Montana. Spring is around the corner. I am 57 years old and have been fly fishing for about 30 years. Once it is in your blood there is no turning back, what a great hobby! Hope to see ya on the stream.
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Old 02-11-2005, 07:52 AM
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Welcome Michael!

Looking forward to your reports from Big Sky country
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Old 02-11-2005, 07:53 AM
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... and pics too! I drove through the Bitterroots last fall and boy what gorgeous country and incredible waters!
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:35 PM
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Hello From Montana?

Howdy Michael,

Montana is a BIG place. I'm over in Clearwater country in Idaho but I spend a lot of time around Great Falls and get over to Bozeangles a couple times a year on business. What waters do you fish the most?
How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:09 PM
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I fish the Stillwater River more than anything else. Also enjoy the Yellowstone but it is more of a nymph or streamer river. Big Horn is 90 miles away. My favorite, when I can get over there, is YellowStone Nat'l Park. The Firehole, Madison, Lamar (when fishable), Slough. Hog Heaven!

Is Clearwater Idaho over by Lolo Pass? Boy are you lucky, what a river.
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Old 02-11-2005, 10:40 PM
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When I lived in Billings back in 1987, I fished the Stillwater a lot, all the way up into the forest. It is a little gem of a river that when I was there was little known outside of the local area. I suspect in large part because it is a smallish river that was not floated by the guides when I was there. I don't know if that is still the case since I moved to WA State in 1991.

I also used to fish the Bighorn just about where the Bighorn Lodge now sits below the bridge that goes to Crow Agency. The Bighorn in that area was a terrific fishery and very few folks bothered to fish it then. I would imagine that is no longer the case since the lodge was built in about 1990.

The upper Boulder was another place I liked to go. And I used to fish the Yellowstone from Laurel all the way into the park below the falls. The Gardener is another of those little gems, even though it right next to the entrance road.

I have many found memories of the Lamar and the Clark Fork just outside the park as well. The Shield's was another little gem that never seemed to have many fisherman, as was the upper Judith.

When I left Billings, I moved to Boulder and was within an hour of the Missouri at Craig, Big Hole, Ruby, Upper Clark's Fork, Jefferson, Madison both above and below the dam, Little Blackfoot, Blackfoot (and I remember very well the massive fish kill on it when the 100 year old 7-up Pete tailings ponds failed). The North Boulder, which flows through Boulder, was also a favorite in its lowest 8 miles below the large springs the re-watered it and turned it into a very nice, somewhat large spring creek after it was de-watered just outside of Boulder by the irrigators each summer.

Thank you for reminding me how great the trout fishing was in some of the lessor (or hardly known outside of the locals) rivers in Montana.
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