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Day Trip – Interuptus

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, MT

Day Trip Interruptus 1It was a typical morning in my fishing life. I had decided the night before on a destination for an early morning start. Gear—cameras, hat, glasses, etc.—was laid out on the dining room table.

Out in the pickup I’d loaded up the two fly rods I planned to use on the day. The weather had cooled a bit so I would be using my waders and regular wading boots. After reviewing the weather (it wasn’t going to be windy and there’d be light cloudiness) I thought I’d head over to one of my favorite stretches of the Yellowstone. I’d been monitoring the flows over the last month as the river dropped out of run-off and it had reached a level (less than 4000CFS) that would be comfortable with the kayak. According to recent fly shop reports, the Yellowstone had been fishing well. I was ready to go, but had failed to notice some depressing news in last minute fly shop reports.

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Day Trip – Gardner River

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, Montana

You can thank Johnson Gardner, 1830’s fur trapper for the name of the Gardner River. It is one of my favorite streams in Yellowstone. I’ve written about it before. We are having a different kind of year out here in Montana. Streams went into runoff in fits and starts in late May but now its mid-June and we’re on the downside of the curve.

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