We saved the best to last. We clambered into a box canyon in pursuit of Yellowstone Cutthroat. We found lots of yellowstone cutts, many of them large. The holding water was in small slots alongside of log jams. Often, we had to climb down steep rocky spots but it was well worth the effort! Today was a dry fly day, again the bastard adams was our best fly!
We got to fly fish the very water that Wild Bill Cody fished. It was a neat day to say the least!
Karen and I headed home the next morning. We left at 5 am and arrived back in Red Deer about supper time. Thank goodness that you travel through Montana at 80 mph. Going through Ennis and Craig made my mouth drool. The Missouri River System is a fly fishing mecca. Two out of every three SUVs were pulling a drift boat! Fly shops where everywhere but we had completed our Wyoming Cutthroat Slam. We will be back to explore Montana another time.
Oh yes, we have already started to make a plan to to add the Apache Cutthroat and the Greenback Cutthroat to our successfully caught subspecies.
Leon tagging a beautiful Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout!
High sticking a bastard adams in the eddy allowed me to catch some beautiful Yellowstone Cutthroat!
Karen with an amazing yellowstone cutthroat!
Thunderstorms rolled in about midafternoon so we decided to call it a day. Besides, we wanted to see Wild Bill Cody's lodge.