Got some time off from the shop and gathered up the Technical Men’s Conference (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) and headed off to Missoula. We elected to try some of the other rivers (Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork and Rock Creek) located near Missoula. Our “camp”, was located 11 miles up Rock Creek Road, just before the pavement ends. Once the pavement ends, the road becomes a suspension, tire and wheel alignment test area. The sign posted “road is not maintained” was not a joke!
The first snows to came to the area and fall was well underway.
Each morning was a nature adventure with the wildlife we would see has we headed out.
The variations of sunny days and snow showers were the signs of a fast approaching fall. It also meant some blue wing olives, pheasant tails, and yes, even in Montana, the chubby chernobles were working. We were amazed on our guided trip the hopper/dropper combo was the winning rig for success on the all of the rivers.