Montana has been absolutely beautiful the last couple of weeks weather and fishing wise. There is a decent thunderstorm moving through this afternoon to cool down the warm temperatures we have seen the past two days. With the way things are going looks like we might have a pretty quick runoff. Every time it's warmed up and brought the rivers up a bit things seem to cool down for a few days and drop the river flows. If you can get that type of weather then the snow melt just pulses out in short bursts which is the easiest for the fish to recover from.
The Lower Madison has been fishing awesome lately and the Upper has been pretty decent but a little more off color than the lower. Plenty of small creeks and reservoirs fishing great as well. Rod and Pam were up at Hyalite reservoir yesterday catching a bunch of cuttys and a few grayling as well. The Stone is pretty high and muddy as is the Gallatin. I'd probably give them a bit to do their thing before fishing them in these flows.
Took a few pics of the storm from the casting deck on the roof of the shop. The casting deck is a great place to get a nice view of the Bridger mountains and compare rod casting performance. Want to cast a Scott Radian vs. a Winston B3X? An Echo 3 vs. a TFO BVK? Let us know and you can give them a quick casting comparison to see which rod feels best to you. It gives you a much better point of view on how the rod performs rather than just the wiggle test.