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Six... Or was it seven? .. years ago, we came to this same spot, same bend in the river, and some kindly souls slash living fishing legends - three and four decades my seniors - lent me rod and reel and cute little dry fly and I caught my first fish. Ever. And it was magical... A 15" rainbow. And I thought, "oh wow, flyfishing is fun and easy!" and then couldn't land anything else for a month. // I'm still a pretty shitty fisherman, but I've gained infinitely more than the fish I've landed in the years since. Patience, humility, and meditative focus... but one of the biggest and most surprising shifts for me was in learning about the flies, and the hatches, life cycles, and the role healthy hatches play in watershed health. I went from thinking bugs were kinda gross, at best an annoyance, to appreciating them as a part of the whole. It sparked my curiosity and taught me to pay attention to the world around me in a whole new way. In any ecosystem, I try to remind myself that the deer isn't crossing the road; the road is crossing the damn forest. To be a good, curious, appreciate steward. // We've returned every year to this spot, to spend time with these same good fisherpeople. From strangers to dear, life-long friends. And now I know you can suck at flyfishing and still have a helluva good time. It's fishing, not catching. 🎣🏞️💖🌅 . . . . . . . . #montanagirl #sunsetgram #flyfishmontana #flyfishing #epicnature #outdoorslife #montanangram #exploreyourworld #makemoments #adventureculture #theoutdoorfolk #wildrivers #wildandfree #wearenotlost #exploremore #optoutside #getoutstayout #fishing #protectourwaters #protectourrivers #riverlife #flyfish #lovewhereyoulive #girlswhofish #getoutside #beautifulworld #naturepics #natgeoyourshot #sunset_pics #yellowstone

If you’re ever in need of a place to stay in Wyoming close to the national Parks. Check out Lakeside Lodge in Pinedale. I stayed in the newer cabins on Fremont Lake where I shot this photo. You’re surrounded by one of the mountain ranges/forests. it’s perfect for photography. 📷 ps: this was already posted but I wanted to repost it with my current edit style. - - #travelcam #grandteton #mountains #nationalpark #geyser #beautiful #travel #travelphotography #grandtetonnationalpark #mountains #anxiety #travelgram #vacation #tbt #vscocam #vsco #nationalpark #photography #rockymountains #instatravel #instago #instagood #yellowstone #wyoming