I finally got around to uploading all the photos from a fishing & bug photography trip I took to Montana (and the surrounding area in Idaho and Wyoming) in August 2018. For the first ten days, I fished by myself from dawn to dusk, slept in my car, and got off the water only long enough to drive to the next fishing spot. It was a whirlwind tour of the famous waters of the West and many not-so-famous ones, sometimes stopping for just a few hours to wet a line in a river that takes a lifetime to master. I'll be back again to concentrate my efforts.
It might be a while (or never) before I have time to go through and narrate each day of the trip on the front page blog, so for now I'll just suggest browsing those posts and letting the pictures tell the story. Here are a few of my favorites:
The Firehole River, where cold mountain water meets hot geyers in what Ernest Schwiebert rightfully called "The Strangest Trout Stream on Earth."
My biggest cutthroat trout to date, an 18-incher from a stream that shall not be named:
A herd of bison crossing the Yellowstone River:
A Rock Creek cuttbow that put up one hell of a fight for its size:
Another gorgeous cuttbow from a stream I'm keeping secret, this one with mostly "bow" and less "cutt":
My personal best brook trout, fat and almost 16" long, from the same river:
And a stately caddisfly from the Henry's Fork: