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by | Jul 4, 2021 | backcountry fly fishing | 2 comments

backcountry-fishingIt’s the start of a lot of fishing for me.  We have our friends Steve and Lisa from Phoenix in town.  We fished today and will again tomorrow and probably Tuesday.  I have a three day Ambassador film/photo shoot with Scientific Anglers Wednesday through Friday.  Next week it’s off to the Henry’s Fork to do the best version of my Solstice Marathon possible.  I’m teaching a full day seminar in Big Sky, MT.  A morning on Hebgen.  Donating time for Fishing for the Fight event in WY.  And more from there we’ll get into as it comes.  But my schedule is nuts!


flyfishingI have never in my life seen such a circus of people in Idaho for the 4th of July so I had to dig deep to find fishing without others casting over my shoulder.  Furthermore, Lisa is new to fly fishing so I also wanted a place where the fish were dry fly cooperative.  We found it.  I hiked Steve and Lisa to some backcountry cutthroat waters I haven’t been on in years.


Yellowstone-CutthroatFishing was superb.  These aren’t big fish but simply beautiful native Yellowstone Cutthroats.  They were feeding heavily on caddis and sallies.  Although they weren’t easy to catch, Steve and Lisa caught more than 20.  I only fished to one fish but it was a technical riser hidden far back under a stump.  I got the colorful little guy – fun stuff!


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  1. Brian I

    This will always be my favorite type of fishing – great stuff!

  2. Matthew Norton

    Gorgeous fish!!! I love the challenge cast!

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!