It’s a beautiful evening
for a maiden fly fishing adventure. Bob & Steve took Mary Grace out on the Madison.
First, she needed a rod, reel, tippet, and some flies. Steve Hundley made a box of ’em for her!
Then he taught her how to tie one on.
Every flyfisherperson needs a good pair of boots. Thank you, Fran McNiell!!
Every fisherperson needs a license, too. Next year Mary Grace will be a resident and it won’t cost as much, we hope! It was $120 for non-residents this year. That was quite an increase!
Mary Grace watched carefully as Bob readied the boat.
Three happy fisher(wo)men!! Almost ready…
OK, boat’s in the water… now hop in!
The weather was warm (92 degrees) – but it will be cooler on the river.
I watched to be sure they were on their way… (They put in at 8 Mile Fishing access) Then I drove the pick up with trailer home.
Happy Fly Fishing, Mary Grace. I hope you have a great time!!
Stay tuned, friends.
I’ll give you a report tomorrow to let you know how they did. I hope they are able to catch a few big ones. They will call when they are ready for me to get them at the “take out” in Ennis. Bob says, “The tug is the drug.”
Do YOU embrace fly fishing??
Let’s get some fresh air.
Let’s for outside for a walk. Go enjoy the birds!
Jose’ Luis Rodriguez
Is not for this bird cluster. They’re ready to sing!
Let’s sing a duet –
Sing with this Loggerhead Shrike. Harmonize today. Singing’s not your thing? How about going out to fish? The river’s calling!
Curtis Morgan on the Madison Susan Phillips Photography
It’s easy to be
Six feet apart over here. Come enjoy fishing! That mountain’s the Sphinx; It’s a landmark in these parts. More from Susan’s lens:
Susan Phillips Photography
Listen to River
Singing its beautiful song. It’s inviting you! Let’s get some fresh air. Go for a walk or go fish. Let’s be creative.
Brian Christianson Photography
The clouds threaten snow
In my part of the world now, But that won’t stop me. Get some fresh air. It’s good for your heart and soul. See you tomorrow!
Hah! Let’s isolate together.
Some of you are new to
JanBeek, and maybe you have not had a chance to peruse my blog enough to see this beautiful area around Montana’s Madison Valley where I live.
Here are some of my favorite shots of the scenery around me:
I found this one on the web and did a screen shot. In the springtime, Bob & I take our ATV up to this outlook. The wild flowers are magnificent and the snow-capped mountains are breath-taking! (God is quite an artist, isn’t He?)
I think this one was taken by my favorite photographer, Ed Coyle, but he usually has his name on his. So, if it’s not… and you know who took it, please let me know. I love it!!
Our fall colors are so beautiful and the “Big Sky” filled with wonderful cloud structures never fail to amaze me. We are so blessed to be here.
I love this one with the cattle out in the snow.
That was the scene that greeted us when we returned home late January from a 5 week vacation in California. The winter break was good, but it’s always good to be home!
My friend, Susan Phillips, took this one.
The Madison River runs through our little town of Ennis.
It’s a fly-fishing mecca!! Can you feel the peace of the river?
My friend, Caroline Feldman, posted this one. I think she took it on one of her ATV ventures with CG.
Go to Ed Coyle’s website, click “LOVE”… because I guarantee you WILL love his photos!! (Don’t use them without giving him credit, please.) Ed Coyle Photography
You should put Ennis, Montana on your “Bucket List.” If you have never ventured to this part of the USA, make it a “Must Do!” We’ll be happy to welcome you.
Thanks for visiting
JanBeek and enjoying a few of our scenes with me.
See ya tomorrow.
A Day on the Madison
This is livin’
CATCH OF THE DAY
He may have caught rain
But the best of all catches
Was that big rainbow
Come to Ennis.
Bob would love to take you out on the Madison!
See ya later!