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Michael and his wife Aimee traveled to Montana in late July to attend a wedding for Aimee’s BFF at a cabin over by Henry’s Lake in Idaho. What follows are some photos that he sent to me highlighting their trip… 🙂

Arriving at West Fork Cabin Camp

Getting ready…

Walking the bridge…

Maybe down here first…

Heading up to $3.00 Bridge the next morning…

A nice AM Rainbow…

Standing on my rocks…

Another Rainbow to hand…

Aimee, working the drift late in the day…

Michael, just doing what he does…

Then Aimee blows him away…

A different kind of Rainbow…

MOO’S Sunset Rainbow…

Sunset 1, Madison River above $3.00 Bridge…

Some flies that worked for Michael & Aimee…

Sunset 2, Madison River, MT…

Sunset 3, same place… 😜

A visit between the lakes before heading to the Park…

Working a streamer…

In Yellowstone National Park…

Those guys again…

That’s close enough…

Long shot…

The Yellowstone River looking upstream…

Another perspective…

A Westslope Cutthroat…

…on one of ALLO’S POLAR EXPRESS HS CH BUGGERS…

Further downstream on the Yellowstone River…

 

Boulders in the Yellowstone…

Hot pool…for some reason, Michael takes a photo of everyone of these that he has ever encountered…

 

NEXT: Hangin’ at Palouse Falls, Ally & Hero exploring local waters then…Patterns for Chrome…not necessarily in that order…

 

 

PT/TB  

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The weather appeared to be clear, but cold, when we left West Fork Cabins on the morning of Wednesday, September 20th.

The sun beginning to show in the East…

We headed down Hwy 287 North to Ennis, Montana, a distance of about 35 miles…

The sun coming up over Sphinx Mountain in the Madison River Valley…

This is one of the prettiest early morning drives I can think of…

Almost to Ennis and noticing some dark clouds off to the left…

One has two choices for a hearty breakfast in Ennis, Montana…The Ennis Cafe

…or Yesterdays at the Ennis Pharmacy

Michael likes Yesterdays…and Tobasco Sauce…

So do I…and one can wear their waders to breakfast…

The Indian Fry Bread is to die for…

The Old Fashion Root Beer is good with lunch…

We are planning on fishing the channels section of the Madison River today, which is just South of Ennis at Valley Garden Campground…

I have been coming to this location on the Madison River since 1975. I is best fished in the Spring and Fall. Here are Michael and Ally getting prepared for an afternoon in the channels section back in 2001…

The clouds are looking a bit more ominous was we make a turn towards Jeffers…

It started snowing, blowing and freezing the moment we started rigging up at the campground. By the time we got to the river’s edge, the wind was blowing sideways at 45mph…

This is not what I had expected…

The bottom in this section is loaded with rock about the size of bowling balls. They are slick and slippery and I had left my Folstaf wading staff back at the cabin…trouble ahead…

I am really having difficulty wading and Michael has to give me assistance…

Michael is also having problems casting in these gale force winds, using a streamer…I have to sit down on one of these small islands and take a long break. I am really cold and having problems with my hands…

This is looking downstream towards Ennis Lake…

I have to wade back over to that bank to egress the river…

Michael casting his streamer…

It’s just not working for either of us today. We are the only ones out on the water and the wind, weather and wading conditions are making it impossible to effectively fish…

We decide to pack it in and head back up to $3.00 Bridge…

After about an hour of unproductive fishing, I am. starting to really get sick. My entire body is shaking uncontrollably…I tell Michael that I need to get back to the cabin and warm up as quickly as possible…

So we head back to West Fork. Later in the afternoon, Michael had to drive up to West Yellowstone to pick up some medicine for me along with some tea and other liquids. I was in bed trying to get warm and still having bouts with shaking. This was one of the worst days I have ever had fly fishing…

 

NEXT: Taking a break…visiting the Gallatin River and goofing off in Bozeman, Montana…

 

PT/TB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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