Day 18 came and the sun rose as usual, but there was something different…
SNOW! That’s right it snowed!
It didn’t snow on our Porch but on the mountains towering over our temporary Montana home.
Jeff C and I were scheduled to do a float trip, but the thought of the down pour I had witnessed last time out left me with some lingering cold chills.
So I prepared a little better and layered up.
Packed a couple of hand warmers, and got the heavy duty rain coat out.
Once we got to the river the sun was out, but the air was still brisk. We strung up our rods, tied on our bugs, and did some stretches ( well maybe not the stretching) and off we went. We were floating a lower section of the Yellowstone.
It ran from Carbello to 26 mile.
Jeff had some action early on but things were definitely not gangbusters.
Right before lunch things started to pick up.
Several fish were caught but nothing compared to the 19″ Brown Jeff coaxed to the surface with a Purple Haze Cripple.
Would you like to learn how to tie the Purple Haze Cripple? Go to Parks’ Fly Shop website at http://www.parksflyshop.com/ and check out their tying videos.
The day only got hotter and hotter with numbers spiraling out of control…
Jeff somehow talked Wally into handing over the oars, and then began to put the guide on fish.
tyle=”text-align: center;”>We had a blast!
I think everyone in the boat had a great time.
While we were floating, Brett took the chance to explore the Gardner for the first time…
…and worked his way over to a small brookie stream.
We found numerous fish willing to eat at both places.
Brett brought in numerous fish fish today as well.
Tune in tomorrow for our last day of fishing in Yellowstone National Park! Click here for more Day 18 photos.