Montana Outdoors

September 17, 2007


Filed under: Fishing, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Trout fishing — montucky @ 6:03 pm

There’s a formula I use for catching trout and it’s very simple, really. Just tie on one of these: (my own design, by the way, and far from perfect, but perfect flies don’t catch fish… convincing ones do.)

Trout fly

Apply it appropriately right along here: (this is one of my favorite slow riffles about a mile upstream from my house).

Clark's Fork River

You should end up with one of these (16 inches, exactly 2 pounds) which, once cooked properly, makes a very nice meal. A pleasant way to spend an hour on a summer afternoon!



  1. Oh yea Terry rub it in…. I just ate a Burger King fish sandwich, man you sure know how to make me feel bad, at least thanks for sharing your great images it helps a little 🙂


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — September 17, 2007 @ 6:14 pm

  2. Sorry to hear about the BK fish. If you were a little closer, I’d invite you over for a real treat!


    Comment by montucky — September 17, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

  3. I shouldn’t have looked. I ate tuna out of a can. (The cats didn’t get any.)



    Comment by knightofswords — September 17, 2007 @ 8:01 pm

  4. Maybe if you have a little extra time on next year’s trip to the Park… They will be waiting!


    Comment by montucky — September 17, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

  5. I’ve never cared much for fishing, but you almost make it sound like fun!


    Comment by Pinhole — September 18, 2007 @ 5:06 am

  6. Well, Pinhole, there’s fishing and then there’s fishing. Early on I became a specialist, using only flies fished on the surface and I get a huge amount of enjoyment out of that. No other method seems to be of interest to me. Of course, starting at the age of 4 may have something to do with it too, and there’s not much to compare with a meal prepared with nice fresh trout!


    Comment by montucky — September 18, 2007 @ 8:14 am

  7. mmm, fresh fish…nice…if someone else cleans and cooks it! 🙂


    Comment by silken — September 18, 2007 @ 8:11 pm

  8. silken,

    It’s all cleaned up and ready to cook. I put it in the freezer so my son can take it back with him after this weekend. It helps his budget and he absolutely loves big trout.


    Comment by montucky — September 18, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

  9. Montucky,

    You’re the only person I know that can make a photo of a fish hook seem breathtaking.


    Comment by WordVixen — September 19, 2007 @ 9:24 pm

  10. Well thanks, Wordvixen! I’ve always liked that pattern and it has turned out the trout do too. Thanks for visiting!


    Comment by montucky — September 19, 2007 @ 9:40 pm

  11. Nice trout! Good sized. One more and you and your lovely wife have a meal. sweet. I loved your fly as well. I’ve been secretly wishing you’d toss up a photo of your work for a long time. YES!


    Comment by aullori — September 20, 2007 @ 7:04 pm

  12. I’ve really fished very little this summer. The water is a record lows and much warmer than it ever has been. The fires also shut off access to some of my favorite spots. Oh well, there’s always next year!


    Comment by montucky — September 20, 2007 @ 7:52 pm

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