|F3T in Great Falls.|
On Friday afternoon I met up with the crew from Big R Fly Shop in Great Falls for the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T). It was a fun event, and the crowd enjoyed the collection of short films - particularly "Sipping Dry" featuring the Missouri River.
|On the Missouri River.|
Since no trip to Great Falls is complete without visiting the Sip 'n Dip, I stopped in Saturday night for a beer and a bit of mermaid watching; if you haven't been I highly recommend it.
|Hooked up on Big Spring Creek.|
I cut my time on Big Spring Creek a bit short because I wanted to stop and fish a few spots on my way back to Bozeman. Traveling at excessive speeds along lonely two-lane highways allowed me to sample three more locations before nightfall. The first two stops were a bust, revealing muddy, swollen rivers. The final stop was a shot in the dark, quite literally. By the time I pulled up the sun had already dipped below the horizon, and I considered calling it a day. Instead I fished for a half hour in the fading light, and I'm glad that I did - I managed to land two nice browns to close out the weekend.
Look for a feature on central Montana trout water in the next issue of Montana Sporting Journal.
|Judith Gap and the Crazies.|
|Last chance brown.|