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jeffnles1
07-16-2008, 03:15 PM
We just got back in town from West Yellowstone.

We started the trip off with a float trip down the Madison.
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jeffnles1
07-16-2008, 03:20 PM
We caught a bunch of these little guys up Blacktail Deer Creek:
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jeffnles1
07-16-2008, 03:24 PM
We saw these guys hatching
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And caught a big caddis hatch on the firehole. You can't see it too well here but the air was thick with them.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/jeffnles1/08%20yellowstone/P7110078.jpg

jeffnles1
07-16-2008, 03:27 PM
We went to the headwaters of the Henry's Fork:
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I took this one under water with my Olympus Stylus 790 SW camera. It's always a test of nerve to hold tha camera under water and snap a picture.
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jeffnles1
07-16-2008, 03:31 PM
Being true fly fishermen (and the fact my wife stayed at home), our room always looked something like this:
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jeffnles1
07-16-2008, 03:35 PM
left blank, messed up.

jeffnles1
07-16-2008, 03:44 PM
What better way to dry your wading boots than in the hot dry Montana sun?
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jeffnles1
07-16-2008, 03:50 PM
With wife/mom away, we did a lot of this:
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And with my loving wife to keep me honest, we ate a lot of stuff like this:
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ajh10567
07-16-2008, 04:53 PM
What a great trip, I'm heading up there next saturday and now time is going to go very slow after seeing those pictures between now and then.

jeffnles1
07-16-2008, 05:03 PM
ajh,
I can recommend Blue Ribbon Fly Shop in town. They're not Byron and Paula but we found them very friendly and they knew what was happening on the streams. We fished in areas they told us and used the flies they recommended and we caught fish. Our guide, Scott Clark works out of that shop and he was very good with my son.

Jeff

ajh10567
07-16-2008, 06:20 PM
Is the shop located in west yellowstone? Also did you do any wade fishing in the upper parts of the Madison? That is where we are basing our operations at.

jeffnles1
07-16-2008, 11:59 PM
Yes, Blue Ribbon is in West Yellowstone. They're on Canyon (the main drag throught town). They're not as easy to find as some of the others. Go like you're heading out of town they're up close to the city park end. They're just about the last building in town heading kind of north west on Canyon.

I hope Byron and Paula don't mind talking about another shop on their board. I doubt if a shop in Montana is a direct competitor.

my email address is
jeffnles1 at insightbb dot com.

If you want to drop a line off of the board feel free. The folks at Little River have always treated me like family and I would not want to take advantage of their kindness.

Shoot a note and I'll fill you in on where we fished and what we found.

Jeff

ajh10567
07-17-2008, 01:05 PM
Message sent

TroutAssassin
07-17-2008, 06:29 PM
Looks like an awesome trip guys! Great pictures too.

ccmmcc
07-18-2008, 08:39 AM
Did you catch anything at the headwaters of the Henry's Fork? Looks like a great time, thanks for sharing.

jeffnles1
07-18-2008, 06:08 PM
Did you catch anything at the headwaters of the Henry's Fork? Looks like a great time, thanks for sharing.

It's a spawning area and is closed to fishing. Of course, I saw a couple rainbows there that were in the 24"+ range. There's a dispenser there for .25 you can buy a handfull of trout pellets and feed them. These guys were not only over 2' long, they were as fat as footballs. I bet a pellet fly woud do wonders there, but alas, one would most likely go to jail for trying.

Jeff

Flyfishjeep
07-18-2008, 10:11 PM
I love the photo underwater!!!
Thanks for a great report and we are all glad you had a blast and that you made it back safe.

jeffnles1
07-18-2008, 11:30 PM
Flyfishjeep,
Thanks. The underwater shot is the new background on my computer.

Jeff