Tenkara USA in Montana - another "Tenkara-perfect" state

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Tenkara USA in Montana - another "Tenkara-perfect" state

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:16 pm

Currently in Montana, will be here until Wednesday. Meanwhile here are a few more pictures (in addition to what I posted on our blog, which I highly encourage you to read: http://www.tenkarausa.com/blog/?p=1043)

A small rainbow in a small mountain stream
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The mountain stream:
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A small fish in a big river, in the Madison:
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Fished the Haylite today, in search of grayling:
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Unfortunately no grayling, and the fishing was slow, but managed 3 gorgeous brook trout:
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BrianF (from this forum) working the Gallatin
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It rained non-stop, and we got cold eventually. Brian stuck with the "one-fly" approach, he caught his first fish with a sakasa fly today, despite the temptation to go with "what works" and the fact that fishing was very slow (it was very cold today and even snowed when we were out fishing). Unfortunately I didn't get a good picture of him, but here's one that I caught:
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And an incredible sun-setting light on the Montana skies and Montana mountains:
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Re: Tenkara USA in Montana - another "Tenkara-perfect" state

Postby 257ROBT » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:19 am

Great pics! Those last two are incredible!

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Re: Tenkara USA in Montana - another "Tenkara-perfect" state

Postby goneflyfishing » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:25 am

Gorgeous report, can't believe they have still/again snow on the mountains. All our 14ers in Colorado haven't had snow since early July.

Montana is definitively on my "to do before you die" list. Beautiful brookies, too bad no grayling. I haven't caught grayling since moving to the states 10 years ago. Loved to fish for them in Austria's Alps (they had some monsters up to 22").

How did the speeches go and what was the general reaction to your presentation of Tenkara? I would guess the audience might have been a bit skeptical??

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Re: Tenkara USA in Montana - another "Tenkara-perfect" state

Postby Stan Wright » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:27 am

Beautiful sunset shots. I'm going to steal that first one and do a water color.
That's a screne saver shot if I ever saw one... great story.

Brian, you are so lucky to fish with one of the masters.
My next trip to SW MT. I hope to fish with you... if it's not raining/snowing. :lol:
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Re: Tenkara USA in Montana - another "Tenkara-perfect" state

Postby Rebecca Allen » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:53 am

Those Montana landscape photos are amazing - makes me want to hop a plane. Having fished the Hyalite a few years ago, it was one of the streams I envisoned fishing with my Tenkara when I first ordered it. The Iwana will definitely go with me the next trip to Montana.
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Re: Tenkara USA in Montana - another "Tenkara-perfect" state

Postby papa d » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:12 am

Used to wake up every morning to exact same views when i was a kid in southern Alberta. Unfortunately im in the northern part now which puts me about 3 hours away from sights like that.
Brings back great memories every time i see pics such as those or travel south.
Thanks for posting them. Beautiful pics.
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Postby wrknapp » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:29 am

They don't call it the "Big Sky" state for nothing. Beautiful photo.

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Postby rsetina » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:46 pm

Beautiful photos and fish Daniel. Montana is one of the best places to be for a fly fisherman.
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Re: Tenkara USA in Montana - another "Tenkara-perfect" state

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:47 am

The search for Grayling continues, we hit one more stream that was supposed to have them yesterday but couldn't manage to hook one, though we caught plenty of beautiful rainbows.
Also introduced tenkara to Richard, from the Madison River Foundation, who is completely sold on tenkara too:

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Re: Tenkara USA in Montana - another "Tenkara-perfect" state

Postby tnitz » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:56 am

Great trip! I know where there are grayling, but I never found them very interesting to fish. Similar to whitefish, to me anyway. The main water where they are found is no secret and you should find scads of them there. I like to fish the UPPER Big Hole, myself, alot of beaver dams and real old-school fishing spots and rarely fished - most fish the Lower Big Hole.
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