Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Root coughs up an early season surprise

Posted By on Wed, May 8, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Trout guide Evan Phillippe and I recently hit the lower Bitterroot for an afternoon of hunting slough pike and searching for a March Brown hatch. We caught zero pike and experienced a couple hours of nice dry fly fishing. At the end of the day, we rigged up some hopper/ droppers for the row home. That's when I hooked this old dude. He taped at 28" and ate a fly. Phillippe showed what makes him a pro in a nerve-racking mid-river landing job. That's all I can remember...

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