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Old 07-27-2016, 06:59 PM
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Default Anyone Fly Fish the Yellowstone ?

Just booked a 2 day float trip in Montana ..... Heading out late September ....

Looks pretty cool... Anyone ever do this ?

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Dude do you ever work?
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:13 PM
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I did a few years ago. Just remember when you get to the actual park all of the photos you have seen don't include the catwalks around the guizers so the 500lb couple on their rascals who just got back from Walmart can enjoy the view. Go back country if possible.
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I did a few years ago. Just remember when you get to the actual park all of the photos you have seen don't include the catwalks around the guizers so the 500lb couple on their rascals who just got back from Walmart can enjoy the view. Go back country if possible.
Not really going to the park....

just floating the Yellowstone river ...

Then spending a week here

http://www.pawsup.com
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Not really going to the park....

just floating the Yellowstone river ...

Then spending a week here

http://www.pawsup.com
Then you are good. We did a float trip down the snake it was a very nice day. We stayed at Henry Lake State Park where they rent cabins for 49/night. I loved it out there.
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We were there early October last year, didn't do any fishing but saw a lot of people in the river. Looks like a beautiful place but not nearly secluded enough for me. The park was nearly plugged with foreign travelers and the cultural differences were little challenging for us.
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No but that's a bucket list for me, The Henry's Fork is my dream and coincidentally what my Columbia fly vest is named.

Good on you!
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Fished Yellowstone lake for 8 hours one day. Didn't see a human. It is in my personal highlight reel.
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We did several back country elk hunts in September. We went early to see Jackson Hole and Yellowstone on one trip and did some fly fishing. Awesome experience! I didn't catch much, but my Dad following me up river seemed to catch everything! I sure wish I could turn back time! Enjoy every minute!
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Just got back from there. I used take my own drift boat and camper before my wife passed. All the fly shops have shuttles and there are quite a few RV parks. I use a pontoon kick boat now when I'm alone. I fished the Yellowstone, Madison, Beaver head, , Jefferson and the Lochsa in Idaho. Plan on spending more time this fall chasing steelhead on the Clearwater after my antelope hunt in Wyoming.
Weather was getting hot so take sunscreen and don't forget a rain coat as Montana weather can change in a hurry. Have fun!
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Thanks guys.... I believe this section of the Yellowstone is fairly remote....

After that we are going to fish the Gallatin on our own ... and Bitterroot and Elk at the Paws Resort..

Finally doing a cattle drive as well... few bucket list items off the list .....
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
Thanks guys.... I believe this section of the Yellowstone is fairly remote....

After that we are going to fish the Gallatin on our own ... and Bitterroot and Elk at the Paws Resort..

Finally doing a cattle drive as well... few bucket list items off the list .....
My wife was talking about Yellowstone, dude ranches, and cattle drives last week. We watched "City Slickers" last night, and we typically ride horses everywhere we go on vacation, so we might be doing this in a month or so.
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That's me on the Henry's Fork in June about 16 years ago. We have friends that have a place there. I just walked over to the river and caught lots of fish. I was clueless, and our friends don't fish, so I went to a fly shop, told them where I was going to be, and they hooked me up with a specific pattern that worked very well.

We saw several floats go by and never saw them catch a single fish.

Absolutely beautiful place.
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
My wife was talking about Yellowstone, dude ranches, and cattle drives last week. We watched "City Slickers" last night, and we typically ride horses everywhere we go on vacation, so we might be doing this in a month or so.

Check this place out.... We rented a few "luxury" tenants along the river for the week...

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That's on my bucket list as well. Boss flew me and a few other guys out to grand Teton 10 years ago. We stayed at a dude ranch outside of Jackson hole and did a couple of float trips down the snake. Caught a few cutthroat but the highlight was when the guides pulled the boat up to shore halfway thru one trip. We walked 1/2 mile thru some brush to a side creek that broke off the snake. That thing was absolutely loaded with huge cutthroat. Guides said they had taken vp's, actors and such there. Guide kept hollering the whole time we walked. Found out later it was so we wouldn't suprise a bear.
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I have fished the Yellowstone in the fall around hunting trips. Depending on the weather the dry fly fishing will be sporadic but the terrestrial bugs and nymphs should be good. There are a lot of fish in that river. Plenty scenic too. Big Sky is right...

Be sure to mend your line when you are casting from the boat. That will get you off on the right foot with your guide if nothing else. I am sure there are many YouTubes of how to do it.

The Glamping looks like fun... That is a much different part of Montana than the SW section.

Great time to be in that part of the country...
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That's me on the Henry's Fork in June about 16 years ago. We have friends that have a place there. I just walked over to the river and caught lots of fish. I was clueless, and our friends don't fish, so I went to a fly shop, told them where I was going to be, and they hooked me up with a specific pattern that worked very well.

We saw several floats go by and never saw them catch a single fish.

Absolutely beautiful place.
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