|Jack Mauer and Dave Brandt in the Big Hole|
The 2014 Guide Season is officially over having my last personal guide days the last week of October. Despite the slow fishing, the radiant fall colors and memories of fast fishing we had through out the year helped ease in the inevitable – winter coming on!
I want to say many words of thanks to all who fished with Wapiti Waters during this glorious season of good flows and good angling. I would also like to mention a couple of anglers who have passed on to the “Happy Fishing
Ground” namely E. Terrill Nobles (Terry Nobles) and Dave Brandt. These two fishermen were the reasons we love guiding. Their attitudes were upbeat whether the fishing was fast or slow and they genuinely loved the waterways and trout environment. Their desires to share this love will always be with us. We will forever miss yet forever remember them.
Another note: We also had the privilege of fishing with Dave Brandt in Argentina– fantastic time and memories.
|Dave Brandt and daughter KJ in 2009|
Jack Mauer, Wapiti Waters Fly Fishing Montana, Outfitter #867
|Terry Nobles in 2005|
|Jack Mauer and Terry Nobles in 2007|
Jack had his last guide day Oct 29 – thanks Jim and John. I did the shuttle and got a few photos along the way. I am posting one photo and then adding a slideshow of all the photos below.
Here is the slideshow.
Thanks to our good friend John Bolton, both Jack and I were on the Clark Fork River with him in late September. Here is a photo log of our day. Great fish, lunch, scenery, weather and friends. A long and happy list to be thankful for.
Below is a slideshow (wait for it to load) of all the images, click on it to go to our website for more photos.
Clay is friends with and served in the Marine Corp with our good friend Jim Shockley. Bernice and Clay fished four days with Jack, some on the Bitterroot River and some on the Clark Fork. Great weather and pretty darn good fishing. Thank you Clay for sending the photos.
Ladies on the Links annual golf tournament benefits the First Tee of Greater Seattle that serves more than 60,000 students through Life Skills programs offered in public school physical education classes through The First Tee’s National Schools Program. Wapiti Waters has donated trips to this cause since 2010.
Greg and Mindy Spencer were the successful bidders of the Wapiti Waters fly fishing trip donation for the 2013 fundraiser.Thank you Greg and Cindy for your support and coming to Montana to fish with Jack Mauer and Wapiti Waters. They fished with Jack on April 5, 2014.
In 2014 LOL will hold the 12th annual fundraising event.
Ladies on the Links
Monday June 9, 2014
Broadmoor Golf Club
9 A.M. shotgun start
Join us for the 12th Annual Ladies on the Links Golf Tournament. Enjoy a 9-hole all-women’s scramble followed by lunch and silent & live auctions. You will receive lavish tee gifts on each hole as you support character education for girls through golf. For information on playing and sponsorship opportunities contact Heidi Wills at 206-265-3040 or Heidiwills@comcast.net.
Here are a few photos of Greg and Mindy and their email to us after the trip.
Hi Jack. We had a wonderful time today. We learned much and saw some beautiful sights! We hope to come again soon. Thank you for your donation. It went a long way to helping some young kids get exposed to a new sport and learn honor, respect and honesty along the the way. We look forward to seeing the pictures.
Thanks again, Greg and Mindy