Yesterday I had the privilege of taking my good friend Mr. Bill Jimmerson with the Montana FFA Association fly fishing for his first time. Being his first time fly fishing I wanted to get him started on the right foot so I decided to take him up for a couple hours to Hyalite Creek. Now for those of you who have fished Hyalite it's a small stream outside of Bozeman that dumps into a reservoir and then later into the Gallatin River.
Being his first time we started with a quick casting lesson in the small camping area, then we headed out to fish the beautiful creek. Mr. J started the day off right by hooking a nice little Brookie on a Royal Wulff (which seemed to be the fly of the day).
Once we released the gorgeous little fish we headed downstream in search of other, possibly bigger fish. Well, we found one! Not a huge brookie but bigger none the less coming in around 11" for that size of stream thats a decent brookie! Another brookie for the rookie!
In all the day was awesome and I think we can add Mr. Jimmerson's name to the list of potential addicts to our great sport! Thanks to Hyalite and a couple willing (more or less) brookies for a great day!