There’s nothing quite like fishing in Yellowstone National Park, for so many reasons. A couple of weeks ago a buddy and I hiked into the Yellowstone River and then Slough Creek to partake of a little fly fishing. Our timing couldn’t have been much better. The salmonflies were hatching. Although the native cutthroats weren’t rising to the dry fly imitations they were greedily grabbing nymph imitations with big rubber legs. On top of that we had spectacular weather, incredible scenery and a wide range of wildlife to view hiking and driving. For $18 anyone can fish in the park for three days. The rules are that you can’t use anything with lead and no barbed hooks.
(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette)