A Saltwater Angler Tries His Hand at Trout During the Orvis Guide Rendezvous

A San Diego saltwater guy discovers the magic of Montana trout fishing.
Photo courtesy Capt. Bob Day

Written by Capt. Bob Day

The Orvis Guide Rendezvous was held in Missoula, Montana in April, which gave me a great opportunity to take my first real shot at trout fishing. I talked my best friend, Scott McGaugh, into coming along for two days of fishing.

Scott and I flew into Missoula late Tuesday morning and headed to straight to Blackfoot River Outfitters from the airport. Terri Herzer and Matt met us with a. . .

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Photo of the Day: That’s A Lot of Bull. . .Trout

Bull trout will often slam big streamers in spring, when the water is cool.
Photo courtesy Aaron Fox

Aaron Fox, who guides for PRO Outfitters in Montana, sent us this great photo, along with a note:

I caught this bull trout a few weeks ago while streamer-fishing with my new Access rod. I set up the 6-weight with a 200-grain¬†streamer tip and one of my Sculpzilla-style flies–dark olive and black with a good bit of. . .

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