Today was a pretty amazing day. Spring in Montana can bring any seasonal type of weather. You could have 80F days and then the next day a quick snowfall could occur. Therefore, you really have to be able to make the most of those warm spring days and seize the moments when you can.
Spring fishing can also be a bit challenging. Heavy runoffs and log jams can cause all sorts of problems for the spring angler. My friend Peg and I met up just before noon. Peg, who is an expert in walking and wading Fly Fishing, showed me the ropes. The temperature was just perfect and the water was nice and cool. We walked and waded our way up-stream. Grabbing on to each other's wading belts in a couple of "angry water" sections. Lots of little Cutthroat hanging about and the Salmon Fly hatch seemed to have almost disappeared. Right before we were about to pack up and head home, a Bitterroot Stone Fly hatch occurred and a couple of really nice Cutthroat decided to take my Stimulator fly. All in all, I had a great time and I appreciate Peg showing me the ropes to walking and wading fly fishing. I really like the simple aspect of walking and wading. The feeling of doing it all on your own, finding your fishing holes and picking your line up river!
Equipment: I carried my Nikon D600 with 16-35mm f4 lens in one of my Outex Camera Housings. It was easy to clip to my fishing pack and allowed me to shoot some above and underwater imagery.