I messed up my ankle pretty bad the second day, and had to make a trip back to Bozeman to get a new pair of boots from Simms. Not sure why, but the ones I had gave me one hell of a bone bruise to where I could barely walk. As expected, Simms took care of me. Even though the damage was done, the new boots and several Advil each morning, allowed me to finish out the week. Since we were outside the park that day, we decided to fish the Boulder above Big Timber. While public access can be a little tricky on this stream, you couldn't ask for much better scenery.
Overall, fishing was pretty good. Hoppers, hoppers, and more hoppers. Even took a couple cuts on mice patterns. A cold front with some rain moved in the last two days, and slowed the hopper fishing, but we still had spurts of good fishing. The trip home was fraught with mechanical delays, cancellations, lost luggage, and overall lack of customer service from US and United. It would take pages to describe all the issues we had to deal with. I guess at least it happened on the way home instead of the way out.
We did shoot a bunch of video, but it will take some time to go through. Hopefully I will get it up sometime soon.
|One of the few Browns from the Gardiner. Water was low and we decided to pretty much leave it alone this trip.|
|Double Rainbow on Soda Butte|
|Even Cuts like Mice|
|Simms New Building|
|Black Canyon of the Yellowstone. Treacherous Fishing, but worth it.|
|Upper Soda Butte|