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Photos by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #237 and the Big Lost River in Montana and Idaho

 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
At 21" this was the big fish of the day. From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
At 21" this was the big fish of the day.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
Road leading through the sagebrush BLM land down toward the public access on the Big Lost River. From the Big Lost River in Idaho.
Road leading through the sagebrush BLM land down toward the public access on the Big Lost River.
StateIdaho
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From the Big Lost River in Idaho.
StateIdaho
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From the Big Lost River in Idaho.
StateIdaho
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From the Big Lost River in Idaho.
StateIdaho
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
I was trying out my dedicated Euro nymphing rig, having left my regular rods half a mile back in the car. This fish and others were rising to some sparse evening hatch, and nothing would even take a passing interest in my nymphs. So I put on a more appropriate dry fly and flopped it out in ridiculous form with my nymphing line/leader. This was the first nice fish on the rod (16" rainbow) and great fun, but was it cheating to break in the new nymphing rod with a dry fly? From the Big Lost River in Idaho.
I was trying out my dedicated Euro nymphing rig, having left my regular rods half a mile back in the car. This fish and others were rising to some sparse evening hatch, and nothing would even take a passing interest in my nymphs. So I put on a more appropriate dry fly and flopped it out in ridiculous form with my nymphing line/leader. This was the first nice fish on the rod (16" rainbow) and great fun, but was it cheating to break in the new nymphing rod with a dry fly?
StateIdaho
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
 From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON 1 AW1
Pronghorn antelope overlooking the river valley. From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
Pronghorn antelope overlooking the river valley.
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Big sky country! From Mystery Creek # 237 in Montana.
Big sky country!
StateMontana
Date TakenAug 2, 2020
Date AddedAug 18, 2020
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the East Fork Big Lost River in Idaho

Female Ephemerella excrucians (Pale Morning Dun) Mayfly DunFemale Ephemerella excrucians (Pale Morning Dun) Mayfly Dun View 12 PicturesThis "specimen" is actually two different duns, one missing the middle front and back left legs, the other missing the terminal filament i.e. middle tail. I added them together by accident, but since they're the same species, stage, and gender, I might as well leave them together.
Collected August 2, 2020 from the Big Lost River in Idaho
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on August 18, 2020

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