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CHANGIN’ OUT THE GEAR

That about does it for steelhead season. It's been four months, about a thousand flies, a blown up knee (late in the game), a cracked tooth, 7 or 8 fly rods - maybe 9, a reel that the handle fell off, two fly lines wrapped on rocks, a good dose of the flu, several thousand miles, somewhere around 25 or 30 different rivers and now here I am back in the fly shop. It's almost like it never happened - until I started going through my photos. By the way - that fish up top is my best friend Travis's best steelhead in a looong time. Pretty cool being there to land it for him.
Montana will be fun again this summer, and I wouldnt trade summer in Montana for anything - but damn I can't wait to chase steelhead again next spring. It's time to swap out the gear and start spending a little time on the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Jefferson and Madison rivers chasing brown trout and sunburns. I am looking forward to helping my daughter McCall refine her tactics a bit as well as the first couple dinners in the Roost! Stay tuned for weekly - or even more frequent photos and reports as summer kicks into high gear.
Until then - enjoy a few photos from Steelhead Country!
Hiking through the Tongass National Forest

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Bear Scratchin Post

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10,000 year old cocktail ice

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Crab Night

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Barn Door

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Steelhead on the fly for Sean McCullough! Aint too many of those in Calgary.

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Until next time - keep casting!
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