Father and daughter fishing the Bitterroot

Father and daughter fishing the Bitterroot

Daniel and Leslie fished with Wapiti Waters on August 1. Woody Hayward was their guide. They were nice enough to send us these photos. The are from Wisconsin and were in Montana on a father/daughter trip. Leslie enjoyed fishing so much, she now wants her own gear. Dan is delighted. He is looking forward to more fishing and quality time with his daughter.

Woody working on the boat with Leslie looking on.

Leslie at lunch, Woody walking up from the river.

Sweet little trout!

Thanks Leslie and Daniel for fishing with Wapiti Waters. Hope we see you both again soon.

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Cool spring fishing on the Bitterroot River

Cool spring fishing on the Bitterroot River

Nick holding Elinor’s beautiful trout

This trip was in the middle of April but I am getting caught up with some posts. As you can see, the weather is very cool. People are bundled up, but there have been hatches and the water levels have been good. If you dress right, the fishing is great.

In these photos are Rachel and Elinor. Rachel sent some of the photos in the slideshow, thank you!

And I think this was Elinor’s first fly fishing experience. As you can see, she did well. So did others, it was a good few days on the Bitterroot.

See below for a slideshow.

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Fly Fishing the Big Hole River with Richard Steed and his daughter, Polly

Fly Fishing the Big Hole River with Richard Steed and his daughter, Polly

Polly and her brown trout

Another Father/Daughter team with Wapiti Waters. Take your kids fishing and you will enjoy showing them the beauty and excitement of the outdoors. Introduce them to an activity that you can all enjoy for a lifetime. Polly and Richard went to the Big Hole with Jack in late August and it turned into a stellar day for scenery and for fishing. The few photos were wonderful showing Polly with her large brown trout she caught early in the day, Richard’s stout rainbow trout and the spectacular scenery. I think Polly snapped the landscape shots (thank you Polly!). See the slideshow below for more photos

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Craig Bashein takes his kids fishing on the Bitterroot River

Craig Bashein takes his kids fishing on the Bitterroot River

A double hook-up! Thanks Jay.

Craig and his family come to their Bitterroot home in the summer when ever they can. He is so great about taking his kids and friends fishing on the Bitterroot River. Here are a few photos taken from Jay’s phone (Jay guided these two boys).

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Big Hole River with the Knick and Levert families

Big Hole River with the Knick and Levert families

Jeff and his one of his two daughters

Fly fishing is definitely a family activity. Just be sure to have life jackets, sunscreen, hats, water and food for the kids. Be practical about the distance of the float and be safe. Jack’s daughter and husband live near Billings. They like to meet Jack in the Big Hole and spend at least a couple of days fishing and camping. On this late July weekend, our longtime friend (and also fishing guide) was doing the same stretch with his family. One can never have to much fun!

The two Knick boys at the put-in on the Big Hole. Grandpa Jack is taking the photo.
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Family fly fishing on the Big Hole River in May

Family fly fishing on the Big Hole River in May

The weather finally warmed up and we got some rain in western Montana. This brought the Bitterroot River up but the Big Hole river, in its beautiful high elevation valley, was fishing.

Last weekend was a beautiful time for fly fishing and camping and the Knick family took advantage of it with Jack. See the slideshow for more photos.

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