Day 15 was going to be a day that everyone made their own decisions as where to fish. Jason and Matt decided to hike down into Hellroaring to give it, and the Yellowstone a try. The were pleasantly surprised by the number of fish willing to take a piercing.
Streamers worked wonders on the Yellowstone, and about any dry worked on Hellroaring. Seth, Jeff, and Jim went chasing brookies, and they didn’t have to chase for very long.
Many a brookie fell victim to a well executed drift. Brett and myself were not so lucky.
We had signed up for a drift with Wally from Parks’ Fly shop ( http://www.parksflyshop.com/walter.htm ). We were amped and ready for a great day of fishing, but the weather had other plans in store. We got on the river with sunny skies and about 60 degree weather only to have turn quickly into a steady rain and about 50 degree weather.
We managed to boat some fish, and missed several more, but it did not turn out to be our day. By the end of the day we were casting to keep warm. Oh well, that is why they call it fishing and not catching! Tomorrow some of the guys are heading back into the 2nd meadow of Slough Creek. Jeff C and Seth are headed into the high mountain lakes, chasing some Montana brookies.