Matthew Long with daughters Catherine and Elizabeth on Armstrong Spring Creek, in Paradise Valley. Photo by Carolyn Long
Welcome to our series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlight some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) Most of the subjects are guides who have turned their passion into a vocation, spending their time in an outdoor “office” that may include a drift boat, gorgeous mountain scenery, and crystal clear water. Others do have day jobs but manage to spend every other available minute on the water with a fly rod in hand. Whether you aspire to one lifestyle or the other, it’s illuminating to explore the different paths these men and women have taken on their way to achieving “trout bum” status.
Matthew Long is the owner/outfitter of Long Outfitting in Livingston, Montana. Since starting in 1997, Matthew and his crew of guides have been proud to be a two-time recipient of the. . .