After saving all of our $5 bills for almost a year, the day finally arrived when we loaded up the family and drove all freakin' day northward.
On to Yellowstone! Day one was dedicated to the geysers and hot-pots, though we seemed to fall into a waterfall theme.
|Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone|
Even with all the family sight-seeing time I still managed to get in some fishing at the great mecca of flyfishing. The first opportunity to fish came up in the Lamar Valley on a cloudy afternoon. Upon finding the Lamar River a bit overcrowded for my taste, Soda Butte Creek fit the bill with a nice stretch that looked lonely enough. This being my first time fishing Soda Butte I was surprised to find a stream with such a gravely bottom, especially because of the meadow clearing that I was fishing. No matter, the fish were willing and I was ready after looking at so many great looking streams. A size 16 Adams was the ticket to some beautiful Cutthroat trout.
|Doesn't get much better than this|
|Beautiful fish with some sexy tackle|
|Okay, I did catch one on a StoneFlopper before|
changing to the Adams.
On our last evening in the Park we took a walk down by the Madison River and enjoyed seeing some Elk as a nice spinnerfall mixed with some caddis to feed the locals. I didn't fish, but enjoyed taking it in with the family. It was the perfect end to a great family trip, hopefully you can get out and enjoy the water.