Trading out the travel bags again tonight. Life on the road is once again becoming more home than “home” is, and it’s a funny reality that settles into something new every day. Planes, cars, new places, and new friends. Since the last post I’ve been up on assignment for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures shooting with Linehan Outfitting Company on northwest Montana’s Kootenai River, working / networking / seeing friends / making new ones at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in Orlando (and logging a bit of warm water fishing in Florida), and now I’m packing once again for a horse packing fishing trip in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness here in Montana, again on assignment with Yellow Dog.
Basically, it’s a lot of coffee, a lot of emails, and a bit of sleep somewhere in the midst. Yesterday, managed a “sanity” hike to take advantage of one of my few days here in Bozeman; a leisurely hike (top image) turned into a half-day blitz and alpine climbs. Good for the soul.
The assignment up on the Kootenai was something special… that’s home country for me, and very different compared to the rest of Montana. Tim and Joanne Linehan are hands-down some of my favorite fishing industry people, and run a quality operation in every aspect. We had two days of fishing on both the Kootenai and the Yaak Rivers; a mix of drift boat and wade fishing, in some of the most uncrowded, stunning country in Montana. It’s easy to get lost up there, and with fine fishing and good people it’s a uniquely special place.