The named and unnamed.

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Dell Despain
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The named and unnamed.

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I fished a section of river in Montana that seldom gets fished due to the hike required to fish it, and it will remain unnamed for this post. Here is a small slice of photos of it, and what it has to offer.

This is what we're starting with.
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Gearing up to cast into a nice run.
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The cast is drifting through the run.
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And the end result, a small Brook trout that ate a bead head nymph.
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Another nice looking bucket.
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With a nice Cuttbow living in it.
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We saw plenty of wild life, and wild flowers, one of which was wild Orchids which I failed to photograph, I'm still kicking myself for not taking the time to photograph those.

This will have to do. I'm not sure what this flower is, but it looks like something from Dr. Seuss.
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Cleaning the cabin before we left we caught a bat.
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Shortly after this trip I was on a river I can name, one of the more storied rivers in Fly-fishing lore. The Blackfoot.
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I've fished the Blackfoot a dozen trips or more, but this trip was good for it's nice sized inhabitants.
West-slope Cutthroat trout.
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The person that netted this Cutbow fell out of the boat while netting the fish, I was laughing so hard I didn't get the photo of him in the water. He did net the trout however.
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Some of the river is more precarious to slide down then other parts of the river.
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Everyone got out for this one, better safe then sorry.
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I know it doesn't look like much in this photo, but one missed oar stroke and you could be pinned in to the rocks. Here the rower is shipping in one oar to miss the rock, and the other oar is pointed forward to miss the other rock.
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We saw other boats get pinned or stuck, and some that faired even worse.
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Later that night we saw a juvie. Great Horned owl.
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Back to fishing. Another nice Cuttbow hybrid, that ate a Wool-head Sculpin.
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I'll end w/ a pure West-Slope Cutthroat.
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-Dell

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dezertwerx
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Great fishing pics... damn just got back from a trip last month & already this is making me want to go out again.

Beautiful spot man! :thumb:

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:shock: :shock: :shock: :thumb:

WOW... I have nothing to say but WOW..... :beer: :beer:

Thanks for taking us on a quick tour... :shock:

Fundad

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feaking awesome

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Tim Borski
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Dell, I love eveything about them little brookies...Their colors, eagerness and of course, the areas you find yourself in, while finding them. What's not to love, right?
Thanks for sharing the good times...and here's to many more. :beer:
Tim

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Excellent pics Dellster! Let's go fishin!
Jeff

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