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Jack C. Mauer has more than a thirty year investment in fishing, floating and wading the waters of western Montana. He is intimately acquainted with the surrounding fisheries and their corresponding ecologies. It is his passion and enthusiasm for the art of fly fishing, a respect and knowledge of trout habitat, and the ability to expertly instruct the technical aspects of fly fishing that clients appreciate as they return to western Montana and Wapiti Waters. Contact Jack at 800-254-5311.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Join the Annual Bitterroot River Cleanup

Wade Fishing the Bitterroot River
Help clean up the Bitterroot River in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana on:
Saturday, Sept 11, 2010
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Participants  and sponsors will be working in the area from Sula, Montana and Painted  Rocks Dam at the south end of the Bitterroot Valley all the way north  to Missoula, Montana where the Bitterroot River meets the Clark Fork  River. The Bitterroot River flows for over 80 miles and has many public  accesses. The more participants helping, the better. Bring your work  gloves and be ready to meet and make friends with wonderful people.

End the day at the "Barbecue for Participants" at Angler’s Roost, 4:30 PM

This event is sponsored by:

For information and to sign up, call Don McGourty 406-363-3146

When working on the river and banks, remember to respect private property – Stay below the high water line.

You can also contact:
Phil Connelly
Bitter Root Water Forum
PO Box 1247
Hamilton, MT 59840

Slideshow of the Bitterroot River in the fall.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Craig Bashein takes his kids fishing on the Bitterroot River

A double hook-up! Thanks Jay.
Craig and his family come to their Bitterroot home in the summer when ever they can. He is so great about taking his kids and friends fishing on the Bitterroot River. Here are a few photos taken from Jay's phone (Jay guided these two boys).

Friday, August 13, 2010

Montana Fly Fishing - Big Hole and Blackfoot Rivers with Naomi and Jim

Naomi and Jim have fished with Jack for quite a few years now. They bring their motor home which gives them flexibility to fish many rivers. This trip they fished the Big Hole for two days, took a day off, and then fished the Blackfoot for three days. They are fun to be with and passionate about fishing and the resources. Jack really enjoys fishing them. They also celebrated their anniversary on this trip.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Big Hole River with the Knick and Levert families

Jeff and his one of his two daughters
Fly fishing is definitely a family activity. Just be sure to have life jackets, sunscreen, hats, water and food for the kids. Be practical about the distance of the float and be safe. Jack's daughter and husband live near Billings. They like to meet Jack in the Big Hole and spend at least a couple of days fishing and camping. On this late July weekend, our longtime friend (and also fishing guide) was doing the same stretch with his family. One can never have to much fun!
The two Knick boys at the put-in on the Big Hole. Grandpa Jack is taking the photo.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Big Hole River with Irv Weissman

Irv and his brown trout
Jack and Irv
Irv has a home in the Bitterroot and comes up from CA often. This year Irv, his family and some friends have fished the Bitterroot a lot, the Big Hole some and at least one day so far on the Blackfoot.

Here are a couple of photos from the Big Hole River. They seem to be catching quite a few brown trout this July.