Brett French presents: Earliest article on trout fishing in Yellowstone written by woman
By angelamontana

Posted: December 31, 2020

In 1897 an adventurous East Coast woman wrote the first widely published story about fly fishing in Yellowstone National Park. Mary Trowbridge Townsend must have been quite the woman. She also published an article about mountain goat hunting in Washington state a year earlier. Even that long ago, nonnative rainbow, brown and brook trout had already been introduced to Yellowstone’s waters. Learn more about this interesting woman and her outdoor adventures by reading the full story at

Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed