We woke up earlier today than we have previous mornings.
We had to pack up our bags and check out of our hotel today since we would be checking into our new home away from home, a large house in downtown Gardiner. This will be our base for our Hosted Yellowstone Trip http://www.
We will be staying literally seconds from the north entrance into Yellowstone.
Check in was not until later in the afternoon so we really on had one thing on our mind. Get things packed so we could go fish.
We had decided to fish the first meadow of Slough Creek since neither Jeff or Aaron had fished it before.
As we made our way towards the northeastern part of the park, we soon noticed we had some dark rain clouds. We headed on with only one thing on our minds. We arrived and almost jumped out of the car getting ready to make our way onto the somewhat rigorous trail into the meadows.
The rain never left us for a great deal of time. It kept popping in and out, but unfortunately the sun didn’t play the same game. Fishing was not hot and heavy but we were given our chances.
Fish were a little more selective, feeding on midges and an occasional spruce moth,…
…but a good drift was the most important thing.
In the afternoon, the wind started gusting and the fish were put down.
The hoppers never got a chance to get going, so our best flies today were caddis imitations and foam crickets.
The best thing about the whole day was I got a chance to fish my new bamboo rod made by Aaron Weiner.
It fished like a dream and can’t wait for another chance to use it.
Tomorrow, the rest of our group shows up, and the Yellowstone fish better beware.