Some of the best times I spend on the river are the times I get to spend with my wife. The best part for me is that she fishes exactly the way I teach to everybody. The reason she is so successful is because she manages her line so well. Line management is the key to becoming a great dry fly fisherman. Here is a picture of my bride with a nice catch on a dry fly.
Hopper time is a great time of year. The big browns love to eat hoppers and it gets really exciting on the days when they are eating it on the twitch. Just the smallest movements of your fly can be the difference in getting a response from a fish and not. This big brown that Bob is holding is a prime time example of a fish that was waiting for the twitch.
Catching monster browns on dry flies is my biggest passion in fly fishing. Teaching people the ins and outs on how to catch these monsters is what makes my job as an outfitter so enjoyable.
Spotting fish is key when trying to catch monster fish. We spotted this monster fish long before we created the proper angle to attack the fishes position. First float through the fish inhaled our size 16 cripple.
2012 Skwalla season has been a rocky road to date. With the water levels bouncing around the fishing has been sporatic at best. One day you might get fifty next five on top. Nymphing has been steady to off set the top water action. If you are looking to get your flyfishing fix in on the Bitterroot river you are more likely down to two weeks to get it in before high water. After the Bitterroot blows out there is still plenty fishing to do in western Montana. The Missouri, Jefferson, Beaverhead, Bighole and Ruby rivers will be shaping up right at the beginning at May. So there will be plenty of fishing to do in are area in the next month.
Kurt Rausch of Rausch’s Top Water Anglers has spent his entire life in Montana and comes from a family with a long fly fishing and hunting history. Kurt has extensive guide experience on most of the blue ribbon trout streams located in western Montana. With ten years of guiding experience and twenty years of fly fishing knowledge, Kurt is well beyond his years as an outfitter growing up fishing the famous blue ribbon trout streams of western Montana. Kurt also is an accomplished fly tier. With many patterns all his own and the ability to tie the patterns needed to fish western Montana, Kurt understands what it takes to be successful on the river so come expand your fly fishing horizons with Kurt on a float trip in Montana.
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