Friday, December 30, 2016

Winter Update

Sunrise 


The end of the year is upon us. Time seems to be going past me at an alarming rate. I've been fortunate to spend a good amount of time on the rivers this year, and I've truly appreciated each outing. The river is one place where time seems to slow down for me.
Midge Mania 

If your looking for places to fish in Southwest Montana the choices are getting smaller. Ice jams are the talk around town and most places have multiple feet of snow on the banks. The tailwaters are one option and you might be surprised at how well they can fish this time of year. Getting out isn't for the faint of hearts though....mental toughness is key for a productive day this time of year. Battling ice and cold can really wear you out!
The one eye didn't stop this fish from rising 

If you plan things right midges can give you some fantastic dry fly fishing right now. Most of the time you need to be fishing the right kind of water.....not every inch of river is productive. But if you find that tail out or soft eddy...pay close attention because you might just see some heads popping. I hope everyone had a good year, and I pray 2017 gives us a fresh start to accomplish new things in life, whether that's on the river or something else......Eat, Drink and Be Merry....For Life Is Short But Sweet For Certain.

Here's To The New Year 

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