After taking some great folks fishing up in Yellowstone last week, including a fun return client from Texas, AND providing my brother and his lovely wife a luxurious comfortable futon for a few days, I found myself with two free days and a desire to check on a favorite native cutthroat stream of mine. Jamie joined me and boy did we have a great day. Long slow pools were full of eager Snake River Finespotted cutthroat trout. We traded casts, throwing big, bushy Stimulators and Sofa Pillows to likely runs and rising trout. All in all a great way to spend a Monday; capped off with streamside cans of cold Coors. Today's another beauty here in Jackson Hole. I'm gearing up for some guided trips this week into the Shoshone National Forest with guests. Should be a blast fishing dry flies to wild, aggressive fish. In the meantime, I got a brisket smoking I should get back too. Happy 4th to everyone!
Mark celebrates his birthday in style with a Firehole brown trout. Abundant caddis made for fun fishing and the Grizzly sighting only added to a fine day on the water!
Jamie releases a jewel of a cutthroat trout.
Jamie hooking up on a nice pool. It seemed every fish in the stream wanted her fly!