Wildfire season has been particularly bad this year in the west. The smoke is heavy and the ground is dry. But home in Montana for 10 days we found peace on the river.
After picking up some purple haze flies and rigging up the new rod, we headed to the Gallatin. As we carefully selected which holes to fish, the smoke remained thick and the mountains looked like distant ghosts. But the water was cool on our feet, the temperature warm and the breeze on the river was pure the further we waded. We only had a few nibbles in the hours we were out on the water but our casts got stronger and further as the day passed.
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