Keith Bigelow
3rd Annual Fly Fishing Road Trip
Summer 2009

Keith Bigelow

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

I left Missoula this morning and drove south to Bozeman, MT.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

I'll be staying here for the next 5 nights.


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Today was a day to relax, do laundry. After that was all done I drove west of Bozeman into the Gallatin Valley to fish the Gallatin River. This is a river and area made famous in the movie "A River Runs Through It" with Brad Pitt.


Sunday, August 2, 2009

I walked the Gallatin River for a couple of miles, it was raining and the wind was really blowing but I still managed to catch a couple of nice rainbow trout.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Today I floated the Boulder River, southeast of Bozeman, MT with Dennis Alverson.


Monday, August 3, 2009

The Boulder River is named appropriately. It was a wild day floating down the river bouncing off the boulders.


Monday, August 3, 2009

The fishing was fantastic today. I must have caught 30 or 40 fish and lost even more.


Monday, August 3, 2009


Monday, August 3, 2009


Monday, August 3, 2009


Monday, August 3, 2009

I've fished with Dennis for 3 years now and he's quite the chef. Here he is preparing an Elk Meat salad. He shot the elk this past winter.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Today was a day off.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Woke up with a fever, cancelled my fly fishing trip. Off to see the Doctor.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cancelled another fly fishing trip. Staying in the hotel hoping to feel better soon.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Left Bozeman today and drove to Cameron, MT on the banks of the Madison River. This is where I'll be stayin for next 3 nights.


Friday, August 7, 2009

The accomodations are a little more rustic than Bozeman but also much more picturesque.


Friday, August 7, 2009

This is the view from my room.


Friday, August 7, 2009

I went out for a couple of hours at dusk to fish but got skunked, then off to dinner.







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