It’s true. I have a love affair with Montana.
Wild fish, big fish, clean air, and truly amazing waters. I’ve had the chance to fish out there a few times, as I have family out there. I always come back with many incredible memories.
So, I listened intently to an “Ask about Fly Fishing” podcast that featured noted tightline nympher Aaron Jasper. The episode is called “Montana without the Crowds” (link here).
I learned a lot. Here are some examples:
Some amazing waters in Montana with many fish and few anglers. He mentioned Rock Creek and the North Clark Fork as examples.
All of his 30″+ trout have been on nymphs sizes 16 and smaller. He doesn’t throw big streamers to trick big fish, as he think that is mostly a low-probability technique.
When you have a big fish on, and if it runs, chase after it. Try to keep the distance between you and the fish to 25′ or shorter.
A very enjoyable podcast.