WYOMING

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Good People - Good Water - Good Fish

Wyoming is in two parts.  The first trout came on our first Grand Teton trip in the late 1990s before phone cameras, so no photos to make it official.  We even used a fly guide to float down the snake river.  I still talk to the fly guide 25 years late.  Even sent him a wedding gift.

The second trout came on a friends and dogs trip to the Grand Tetons.  This one of my best stories, not that I can explain it well.  It was a long trip from Salt Lake, where I picked up Lauren, had she got tired of sitting in the car.  So, we threw the kayak in the Hoback River about five miles upstream from a bridge and a general store.  The store and the bridge will be my home base until Lauren, hours later would show up.  

Ok, I get to fish uninterrupted!  Well, I have three dogs I am babysitting in the also.  As I'm angling, I see trout rising under the bridge.  The glare makes it really hard to see my fly.  I'm fishing with a yellow stimulator recommended to me for the first time, and it is my favorite dry fly.  I release my cast right by a rock under the overpass and hook my first Wyoming trout.  But I don't take a picture.

 

 I keep fishing and catch two more small trout, but I never see the strike due to the glare.  I really focus this time as I have missed many strikes.  I lay a solid cast sees the yellow stimulator as it floats down just in the right spot.  As it passes the rock, I see the hit and set the hook!   I remember this well calling out loud to the dogs, "Fish on! Fish on!  Oh, my god, this is a fish, this is a huge fish!"  Before you know it, a crowd showed up, including Lauren, who could not have come at a better time!   It was about 21 inches by far the biggest trout I ever caught!

Wyoming Done in a Big Way!

Friends

Lauren and Rick

Baguette

Wyoming

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Baugette

Baguette

Lauren and Baguette

Lauren

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Utah, Snake River

Wyoming

Morris

First Wyoming Trout Location, Hoback River

First Wyoming Trout Location, Hoback River

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Snake River, Wyoming

Utah

Utah

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Wyomng

Nebraska on the way

Brook Trout

Snake River Cuttroat

Cuttroat

Hoback River, Wyoming

Hoback River, Wyoming

Hoback River, Wyoming

The Big One!

Snake River

Large Snake River Cutthroat on Float Trip with Brett

Large Snake River Cutthroat on Float Trip with Brett

Large Snake River Cutthroat on Float Trip with Brett

Float Trip with Brett on Snake River

Float Trip with Brett on Snake River

Float Trip with Brett on Snake River

Float Trip with Brett on Snake River

Road Trip to WY

Road Trip to Wyoming

Lauren

Baguette, Maggie, and Lucy

More Dogs

Lauren

Rick Johnson

Grand Tetons

Grand Tetons

Grand Tetons

Grand Tetons

Grand Tetons

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Snake River Cutthroat

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Grand Tetons

Wild Trout Water

Road Trip to WY

Road Trip to WY

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Wyoming

Snake River, Utah

Grand Tetons

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Jakeson Lake

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