Jack’s dentist is Carl Shepp from Florence. Carl is also a friend, a husband and wonderful father of two. We love getting together with the Shepp family for fun and for fishing. This day was all about Carl getting to fish. Jack took on a stretch in the middle Bitterroot. You can see by the photos, they had a great day.
The Bitterroot has many good dentists, but Carl is our recommendation. You know he knows how to have fun. Along with being a hard working, skilled dentist, he loves to spend time with his family, fly fish and snow ski.
You can find Carl’s office at:
5460 U.S. 93, Florence, MT 59833-6852
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See the slideshow below for a few more photos.
|Kris from Alberta, Canada – cutthroat trout
Kris graduated from high school and Greg decided it was time to do a fishing trip to the Bitterroot with him. They live in Canada and have plenty of beautiful mountains and rivers there, but coming to the Bitterroot was something special. Nice fish, Kris. Jack Mauer is holding it for him.
Greg Yavorsky is IFMGA Mountain Guide for Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. They have an awesome site. One of the links talks about wind power of personal computers. These people think of everything.
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is the premier provider of mountaineering, ice and rock climbing, backcountry skiing and trekking experiences in the Canadian Rockies. For over 30 years, we have hosted thousands of clients from Canada and all over the world.
This post is going back in time a bit, but worth it. Derek Goldman and Joe Goertzen floated the Smith River May 29 through June 2 and, in spite of rain, had a great time. The two main wrinkles were: trying to stay dry and fishing was not so good.
Derek said, “the Smith was blown out (1,800 cfs!) and not fishing well; same for the tributaries. Oh well. It rained three of the days, but not all day so we were able to dry things out. Still a great trip and Joe caught some fish.”
Derek took the photos of Joe on the Smith. Joe Goertzen, pronounced GURT-zen, is a Missoula artist, businessman and owner of Goertzen Adventure Equipment – “handmade in Missoula.”
Goertzen Adventure Equipment combines vintage appeal with modern creativity. Like your favorite pair of jeans, Adventure Equipment gains character with use and is rugged enough to pass on to your grandchildren. His company takes great pride in the design and construction of their products and strive to produce one-of-a-kind and ultimately useful equipment.
An added advantage in buying from them is the excellent service and product support. If you have any problems or need alterations, they will repair all of the products in a timely manner.
Joe welcomes custom orders and ideas you may have for innovative products.
To contact Joe:
Phone: (406) 546-0061
Location: 1029 Edith St., Missoula, MT 59801
Derek Goldman is field representative for Montana Audubon; he is working out of Missoula. He has been concerned about Montana snow pack, water levels and climate change. To read more about Derek’s work and how you can speak up about climate change concerns, visit our blog post titled, “Montana Audubon and guides and outfitters speak up about climate change concerns.“
This blog entry has many topics. Enter Frontier Packaging, Inc located in Seattle, Washington. Providing excellent products with hard work and dedication merits a Montana fishing get-away. Add, a small corporate meeting at a comfortable lodge. Last ingredient, the Bitterroot River and trout fishing. The result is a successful corporate retreat that was also casual and fun.
Wapiti Waters has fished with company personnel from Frontier Packaging before, but this June a larger group came to the Bitterroot and stayed at the Chief Joseph Guest Ranch in Darby, Montana. The ranch is historic, beautiful, well-managed and, to top it all off, located south of Darby near the banks of the upper Bitterroot River.
Learn more about the ranch at ChiefJosephRanch.com.
Frontier Packaging was established in 1985 and is a Seattle-based manufacturer and distributor of quality packaging materials throughout Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and beyond. They specialize in providing innovative and efficient packaging solutions to the Northwest region’s internationally-renowned seafood, food, beverage, and agriculture industries. Visit their website to learn more about them – www.FrontierPackaging.com.
Now, when you are staying at Chief Joseph Ranch near the Bitterroot, you have to fish. Not only was the retreat successful, so was the fishing. See the slideshow below for photos.
Introducing Kyle Kosovich – Longboat Outfitters in Springfield Missouri.
Jack visited his mother and sister last week and had the opportunity to fish with Kyle on the James River. Visit Kyle’s website to see more about him, his rivers and his fishing outfitting business. If you don’t know about longboats, give Kyle a call. Jack really enjoyed his day. Check out www.longboatoutfitters.com and you will see why; professional, knowledgeable, experienced, organized and the list goes on. Jack, as an outfitter himself, sets high standards and he thinks very highly of Kyle. Thanks! and we hope to see you up here one of these days!
From the banks of the Missouri River in Craig, Montana – The Headhunters Fly Shop.
Jack fished the Missouri recently and spent a little time in the Headhunters Fly Shop. He enjoyed the owners, Mark Raisler and John Arnold, the staff and all the shop had to offer.
If you get to Craig, be sure to check them out!