Fished one of the most famous rivers in The U.S. today… the Big Blackfoot. I spend most of my time floating the Bitterroot, but it was time to change it up a little bit. So my friends Ben and Jordan ventured up to the canyon section of the river with me for an afternoon/evening float. Jordan is a firefighter up in the Blackfoot Valley, and will probably be shipped out to Colorado in the coming weeks to calm the blazes. He knows the valley really well and hopefully we’ll be able to put an elk or two on the ground this fall.
The first part of the float was a little bit frustrating, air temps pushing 90 degrees and losing some fish early set the wrong tone. Jordan generously offered to row when we got to a calm stretch, and since I rarely get to fish out of my boat, and had not got a chance to all day, took the opportunity. A few casts later with a Salmonfly imitation and I hooked up with a nice cutthroat. From there on out things started to happen on top as we got fish on Salmonflies, Golden Stones, various Mayfly imitations, and Caddis. I really love evening dry fly fishing and we seemed to have perfect timing with the hatches. It was a good evening to make up for earlier in the day. The pictures are not that great due to the low light, but oh well.
God Bless America. Happy 4th Of July!!