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A Long Weekend of Fishing

It rained the entire weekend here in Missoula. We didn’t see blue sky until Monday afternoon. However the fishing was great. We found some fish and some bugs. The streamer bite wasn’t too shabby either.

We all caught some nice fish and saw some big orange hummingbird sized bugs flying around. It was exciting to watch those huge bugs crash land on the water.

Big Bug Eater.

Bigger fish eater… Lesson learned. Never throw streamers with 3x. You never know what you might hook into.

The Zen nympher gettin it done.

Bugs are here and more are on their way. The fish are starting to look up and the days are still getting longer. Floating tomorrow. Life is good.




Spring Fling

While most of Missoula is out of town for spring break Stan and I have been sneaking off to try and find a few fish. The snow steered us towards tying flies and re-watching Eastern Rises today, but yesterday we managed to stick a few nice fish.

Because of the bump the rivers have gotten this week we had to put in some miles to find a few clear backwaters. It was worth it.

Backwater Browner.

Catch you later

Nice fish. Better net.

All Smiles

Thanks for your time.

Two more days then its back to real life. It always seems that spring break goes by too fast. But I guess that just means that summer is getting closer.

-Zach and Stan


A Classic Journey

Spring decided to show up this weekend so we had to do something about it. I successfully got my first sunburn of the year on Friday. So we were off to a great start.

Friday we met Joe Cummings from Classic Journey Outfitters to float the Bitterroot. This was our first time on the water with Joe. We had a blast and it turn out to be a great day of fishing. We got out to catch some fish and talk blogs. Joe runs a stellar operation out of his lodges in Huson that anyone coming to Missoula to fish should certainly give a look at. You will be impressed. Joe also has a blog connected to Classic Journey with video fishing reports that are  honest, accurate, and extremely up-to-date. (They are filmed on the river, in the boat, while fishing) What more can you ask for from a fishing report?

Here a few photos from our day on the water with Joe.

   Joe: I told you they would be there.                                                                                                                                                      Stan: Yeah maybe…

It’s gravy baby

One hell of a day job

The man with the answers. (Joe is a big time dry fly guy. So if that’s your gig he’s your man)

Oh. And we actually caught fish too.

Anyway… We had a great day floating with Joe and really enjoyed getting out and catching some trout. Be sure to give him a call if you are planning a trip to Missoula. FCFT can promise you will have a good time. If Joe can get the guy who manages to snag a tree during the only 2 minutes of filming all day to catch fish, he must be doing something right.

Spring is here. I even started a folder for all the new photos called ” Spring Fishing 12″. That must mean something right?

– Zach & Stan