Today I went fishing with Livingston's long-time outfitter, Dean. I'm learning lots of things from veteran guides in the area. Today was one of those days. As Dean started to row my boat, I personally wanted to see how my new 6wt rod cast streamers with Kelly Galloup's system. My first choice was Sex Dungeon in black.
That was good enough but I also trailed this Smoke Wagon behind it.
As I was doing jerk-strip retrieve, I felt huge WHAM!! I noticed it was large. Battle was not as dramatic as you would imagine. It lasted barely a minute due to my rig and the collaboration between guides!! Anyway, it was another record for myself and for my boat.
It was a bit shy of 24-inch = 2-footer but estimated 5 to 6-pound class!!
Look at his jaw and pectorals.......
With Dean's military command, I had to kiss "HIM".........
We took turns of fishing and rowing and that was all I caught while Dean caught lots of little ones on his dry-flies. We could have found those little ones in the stomach of the brown I landed, I joked!!
Yellowstone is really a diverse fishery. It offers us every opportunity and tactics. I just got one lucky monster with streamers. Then again guides like my outfitters (and me) know what to do!!