4 am is early!  We picked Erik’s dad Gordon up at 4:30 and left Casper, bound for the Middle Fork of the Powder River near Kaycee.  We arrived at our destination just in time for the sun to be high enough to keep us warm in the deep canyon.  The water was just the right height and just milky enough to offer spectacular fishing this warm sunny day.  We hiked a ways before beginning to fish so as not to worry about running into other fishermen, although the middle of the week usually fixes that little problem.

The day was absolutely wonderful!  The temperature was perfect and the fishing phenomenal.  Each of us caught dozens of rainbows and browns on medium weight fly rods with leach flies.  Every hole, every glide, every riffle had a trout lying in waiting for us to float that fly past their nose.  Each fish was fat and healthy and put up a good fight.


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