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Big Hole River 3300 cfs–Maidenrock

It looks like Jim Glabman was the closest as he predicted June 1st and a flow of 8050 and the peak was 8020. Now this guy has a crystal ball that really works.
Jim wants to donate the fly’s to Casting For Recovery and Wounded Warrier Project which is mighty nice of him.
I would ask Jim to comment and give us all a little more info on these two projects.

Fishing on top water with the big bugs has been spotty. I went up river and it was hit and miss. I heard reports that Maidenrock to Browns was the ticket. Problem with that is at times you have to take a ticket and get in line.

Yesterday we caught an 18 inch brook trout on a streamer. That is a big brookie on this river.
Today we hooked into a huge brown on a salmon fly pattern that headed upriver and never stopped and snapped a 2x tippet.

7 Comments:

  1. Even a blind squirrel……….Al-I’ll just link the websites for people to look at. http://www.woundedwarrior.org http://www.castingforrecovery.org

  2. in regards to the warriors and quiet waters foundation my father sits on the board and we host the trips out of our shop in Bozeman and it’s by far and away the most rewarding experience I’ve had in a flyshop (and i’ve grown up in one literally) for more info on the project I’d love for you guys to visit their site at http://warriorsandquietwaters.org/ It is truly a selfless bunch of folks running the show and a better group of soldiers worthy of such a trip you will not find. check it out art and al.

    kris

  3. Can’t wait to get there. See you in the shop early next week. Sure it wasn’t a parachute San Juan Whammy that snapped the 2X? ???
    Nothing beats the Big Hole. Thanks for all the help getting through the school year with your reports, at times it was my only source of sanity….

  4. Can’t wait to get there. See you in the shop early next week. Sure it wasn’t a parachute San Juan Whammy that snapped the 2X? ???
    Nothing beats the Big Hole. Thanks for all the help getting through the school year with your reports, at times it was my only source of sanity….

  5. al,

    thanks for the updates-probably the last thing you want to do after a slow day on the river but for the rest of us sitting at a desk in 96 degree heat, it is a much welcome distraction. I will be out there in two weeks-still hope the Salmon flies will be lingering!

    Tom

  6. Kris-I have no problem donating to flies to any worthy cause.Can you forward the information as to where the flies can be sent,.Jim.

  7. Jim – for any donations I would advise contacting the gentleman at Warriors and Quiet Waters directly – their website is listed above, but to link to it again http://warriorsandquietwaters.org/

    I think that they are more in need of monetary donations than gear as much of the fishing industry is very generous on that end of things – great organization though!

    Thanks Jim

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