A User’s Guide To Becoming A Local Fly Fishing Legend

big horm river 2Guest Blogger:  Jim Murphy, Neenah, WI

Or perhaps more accurately stated a Users Guide To Becoming A Local Legend While Fly Fishing. If it happened to me it can happen to you. The following is a narrative which has been embellished by others as time has passed. There he goes, they say as I walk amongst the members of our Trout Unlimited Chapter. And now the story has actually made it into the regional arena and my name is whispered reverently among other chapters.

It all began about 8 years ago on a cool and windy day in July while fishing the Big Horn River near Fort Smith, Montana. Bob, Dave and I had beached our kayaks at the upper end of a small island about half way downstream between the Yellowtail Dam and the Mallard Take Landing. Dave remained at the upper end of the island, Bob chose to fish from the middle and I walked down to where the stream came together at the base of the island.

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