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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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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fly fishing the Blackfoot River with Judy and Irv

Judy with her trout from the Blackfoot River, Montana. This was her last fish of the day!
Irv is at Stanford University School of Medicine as a professor, researcher, and Director of Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. He is also from Great Falls, Montana and maintains his Montana roots. He has a home on the Bitterroot River and generously invites students, colleagues and friends to visit. On this fishing day, Irv and Stanford and scientific colleague, Judy, fished with Jack. Irv needed to get to the airport in the late afternoon so they chose the Blackfoot River on a stretch close to Missoula. It was a good choice both for timing and fishing.

Judy has fished with Jack for many years but I think this is the first fishing photo we have gotten. It is a nice one! I also think Judy will be asking Jack to fish the Blackfoot River again. She was on fire. The fishing and the catching went very well.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fly Fishing the Bitterroot River with Jim and Phil

Phil and his Bitterroot rainbow trout
Jim and Phil from Washington, DC came to Montana and fished with Jack on Sept 17 and 18. The Bitterroot was their river of choice and it paid off. There wasn't a lot of time for fishing photos, but here are a few taken from the boat. I am including a few more that I (Merle) took on the morning of first day as they were getting ready to start the day.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall fly fishing on the Bitterroot River with Dar

Dar with a beautiful rainbow trout.

Fall is almost here officially, but it feels like fall now. Cooler temperatures and changing colors are the clues for us and the fish. Dar Soder and his wife, LaRonda, are visiting from Missouri. Dar loves to fish and he and Jack were on the mid to lower Bitterroot one day this week. The fishing was a bit technical for some of the time with tricos coming off, but Dar did used a variety of Jack's flies and definitely caught some beautiful trout. They had a lot of fun fishing and visiting while floating the gorgeous Bitterroot River.
Here are more photos.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fly fishing the Bitterroot with clients from Arizona

Rainbow trout from the Bitterroot River
Jack guided clients from Arizona on the Bitterroot and Big Hole River. The photos are only from the Bitterroot. They didn't get photos from the Big Hole. Sometimes they are having too much fun to take photos. These clients were a referral from a good friend and outfitter on the Big Horn River, Matt McMeans. Thank you Matt! Great people. Jack had a good time with them and appreciated your sending them his way.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More fish from fly fishing on the Bitterroot with the Connells

Susan Connell's beautiful trout
Still fishing with the Connell's and their friends. We have to say, Susan is quite the trout fisher-woman. She consistently catches trout, what else can we say. Congratulations Susan. Here are a few more photos.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fly Fishing the Bitterroot River with Robertsons - guided by Dave Heimes

Trout photo by Dave Heimes
Dave sent us a few more photos he took while guiding Susan and Carl Robertson on the Bitterroot River.

We appreciate getting the photos, forwarding them to the clients and posting them for our readers to see. Thanks again, Dave, Susan and Carl. These photos were taken in early September.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fly Fishing the Bitterroot with Connells, Thomas' and Robertsons

Susan Robertson's fish on Wednesday - photo by guide, Dave Heimes
This week has been a great week. Three couples are here that we love to fish with. They have been coming every year for awhile now. During this year's visit, someone (or a few someones) from their group has fished every other day. They know how to enjoy Montana (even if it rains) and have fun and we are glad to help. It also give us and them an opportunity to work with great guides. Thanks to all of you.

A few photos of Geoff on the Bitteroot from Monday - guided by Jack Mauer

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fly Fishing the Big Hole River with Richard Steed and his daughter, Polly

Polly and her brown trout
Another Father/Daughter team with Wapiti Waters. Take your kids fishing and you will enjoy showing them the beauty and excitement of the outdoors. Introduce them to an activity that you can all enjoy for a lifetime. Polly and Richard went to the Big Hole with Jack in late August and it turned into a stellar day for scenery and for fishing. The few photos were wonderful showing Polly with her large brown trout she caught early in the day, Richard's stout rainbow trout and the spectacular scenery. I think Polly snapped the landscape shots (thank you Polly!).
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