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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

NW Montana Fly Fishing Trip

Recent email excerpts from blog viewer M.E. follows:

Alaskan Humpy
"Dear YellowStoneFly,
My wife and I travel to Montana 4 weeks a year for the last 18 years and we love finding new rivers and creeks to fish.  We are going to be in Kalispell and then heading to Thompson Falls for a couple of nights and I plan on fishing the Thompson and the Bull.  I have read your opinions of the Bull and it sounds like it is a river you love!....."

"Dear M.E.,
I'm at work today and will be on 8/29 as well. Sorry. If you want to catch fish Lake, Fish and the Thompson are way too warm. Must go up really high or fish tailwater. Would suggest in Kalispell middle fork of Flathead high but very hard to get to. In Libby the Kootenai below dam down at least to Osprey Landing will be good."

"Dear YellowStoneFly,
Kootenai Rainbow
Thank you very much for the fast reply and the advice!  I will heed your advice and also hope for rain between now and end of August."

"Dear M.E.,
The Bull is really not wadeable. What kind of vessel do you have? Canoe access above MP 11 and down to 8 mile bridge best fishing right now. Some junk but really good cuts 1st mile. Can access higher above 2nd bridge (about MP 14) and float down to canoe access. But really bad river bend below 2nd bridge. Be very careful and wear PFD."

"Dear YellowStoneFly,
Kootenai Bull
What a great gesture!  Thank you very much for the thought.  My fear is that I’ll line every fish that I cast to, wade like a bull in a china shop, miss every strike or otherwise not do justice to your gift and have to report they didn’t work! :)"

"Dear M.E.,
There are a few places where you can catch fish on the Kootenai. If interested I'll tell you where. The Joe is a good wading river but slippery. Wear cleats if you have them. Once over pass on the Little Joe Rd. turn left at river. Go up (not sure exactly how far) to where road ends. About maybe 10 miles. There is a parking area at a bridge and probably some campers. Park and walk upstream until you tire. Can fish anywhere. Take bear deterrent.

Pink Salmon
Hard takes and tight lines always.

IdahoAngler@live.com

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