Trip Report 4 days fly fishing Montana 9/30-10/4

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  1. David K Johnson

    David K Johnson Member

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    Had Four days of float trips fishing the Beaverhead, Big Hole and Jefferson. First two days with Chris from 4 Rivers and next 2 days with Joe out of Stonefly, both are based in Twin Bridges MT and are great guides.

    All four days were good with the best action fishing San Juan worms under a bobber fished deep on the edge of slow water. Also had some success with streamers and a few risers on dries when we had extended cloud cover.

    The highlight was on the 4th day about 30mins into our float on the Jefferson. Managed to land my personal best Montana 25.5" brown on the SJ worm.

     
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    That's a big juicy one!
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Nicely done. Id have been tossing 7" articulated streamers all week!
     
  4. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Wow! Hmmm, you must be long-arming that thang so no one will notice that your smile is 25.5" wide!:)
     
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    kamishak steve Active Member

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    Great fish! Glad to see the Jeff fishing well, and good for you for getting out there and enjoying it! It's been over a decade since I fished that river but it is some glorious habitat when the water is right.
     
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    Nicely done
    Great looking brown
     
  7. David K Johnson

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    We spent time casting to undercut banks with smaller streamers but had only 2 fish and very few flashes. We wanted the streamer bite to work but the fish were not interested.
     
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