Been taking out a few trips this last week with teenagers and their folks who have come to Bozeman to take a look at MSU campus and decided to do a day of fishing as well. It's no question that Montana's world class trout fishing, skiing, hiking, camping, biking, etc. is the drawing force for most young minds to decide to attend college here. I feel kinda spoiled having grown up here and having such amazing access to endless rivers and fly fishing was just a part of life. It didn't really dawn on me untill i started guiding and working in the fly shop that people from all over the world travel to Montana to experience the beauty that we savor basically in our backyard. Now it has become an incredibly rewarding experience for me, as a fishing guide, to share that with anglers from out of town.
It's cool to see younger people getting into this sport as it can teach you way more about life than an iphone or xbox. Do society a favor and take a kid fishing this year, the future generations will benefit.
It's been a blast fishing with these fishy lads and i have a strong feeling they will be back as freshman at MSU to learn and fish and ski.