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    Default Spring Fishing TR

    Did some fishing, did some birding; burned up some dead dinosaurs along the way.


    Only fish pic I took. I don't have a waterproof camera, forgot my real cheap P & S, and this is the one I use for pics of flies. If you don't believe I caught some trout that may, may have hit 14", what can I say?








    On with the show


    70 degrees and sunny the day before, but a change in the weather is coming







    On the way out of Dodge, wanted to stop in, but they weren't open at 6:00 in the morning; cool place







    If you can get on it, pigs live here







    Taking the back road, stopped for a quick looksee; clear but rising, the drainages at about 115% snowpack







    No kidding - trees come right down to the road; I kept it about 10 mph below the limit, especially after T-boning one in October and totaling the van







    as if on cue







    it's been known to have some fish







    Teddy the K country


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    snowing like crazy on the pass, busting out of the clouds on the east side




    picturesque




    got a free air show while I was rigging up








    spectators or wannabees




    breeze freshened up a bit (gusts to 70 I was told), managed one very confused brown

    next morning was bright and sunny; my favorite early fishing spot




    cuz these guys usually show



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    one fish and lots of scratches later and the baetis weather moves in; quick stop in town for coffee




    and a look at the local BoatMax




    bugs everywhere, a few fish up, a few on the hook; the river was not as generous as in years past and did not suffer my weak game

    it really is an impressive erection






    time to hit the road




    a few early risers heading for breakfast




    parting shot




    quick stop for a few supplies and a drive through town; always a force in NAIA football




    stuff along the way

    good business plan



    better business plan

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    dem bones




    I got a thing for beaverslides




    a break in the drive for some fishing; browns







    back on the backroad; looks like my Pinewood Derby entry years ago (actually looks better than what I made)




    harrier flying the contour lines




    pretty, ironic considering the proximity to the Superfund site





    another impressive erection; taller than the Washington Monument, which would easily fit inside





    too slow on the draw, I just got momma moose's backside; tons of fresh scat along the river, but she was the only one I saw

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    first time here in a while, the cutts were in strange places but willing to look up; foam skwalas and CDC & Elks (swarms of March Brown spinners in the air but not much interest that I saw)










    the Hantavirus Inn (old FlyFisherman Forum reference)







    view from the campground







    next morning cloudy & cool and the fish were tight against the banks; again with foam creations, just like hopper fishing in August (except for the fingerless gloves and 2 layers of Capilene)










    aw, shucks








    get 'um up, Scout


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    time to head home


    fully furnished and Dish Network





    serpentine; good brown water





    same water I fished in the morning, a few miles down the road; 'bows were sitting on the inside bend and they were eating March Browns




    up through the Reservation; looked like a fresh coat of whitewash on the Missions




    speaking of missions





    got to visit the fish farm some time





    Ninepipes; you can get your waterfowl fix here big time





    Flathead Lake's looking a bit bony; just waiting for all that snow to come down from up high






    the other Cherry Tree Blossoms (unlike the Tidal Basin, they're not just for show; c'mon July!)





    10 miles from home; last shot before the camera battery went dead





    Regards,
    Scott
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    Nice photo shoot Scott. Thanks for taking me along. Jim
    I'm either going to, coming from or thinking about fishing. Jim

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    That is some lovely country, thanks for sharing. Love the Eagles.
    All the best.
    Mike

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    Loved the trip! Thanks for the ride......
    Warren
    Fly fishing and fly tying are two things that I do, and when I am doing them, they are the only 2 things I think about. They clear my mind.

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    That is fine - I'm down to one, sometimes no crutch and you show me this! THANKS for the inspiration! I needed that!! Now,for me, not in the same type of country, but the idea is the same, get out, see neat things and fish!
    I do appreciate it! I would love that Scout, looks like an 800 to me!
    Thanks Scott! Wonderful photos!
    Mike

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