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Flyfishing trip on the Flathead River

04Apr13

Last fall I got the opportunity to hop into a quick fly fishing trip rafting down the North Fork of the Flathead River. I hadn’t really done much fishing, but been wanting to do a bit so I jumped on the chance to do a multi day trip on the river and of course take some photos. I was pretty spoiled on this one, as Jordan was a former guide with the Glacier Raft Company so this part of the river was all part of the old routine. I caught a bunch of Flathead dink’s, took way too many photos and had a awesome time. Thanks to the Glacier Raft Company and Hilary and Shane Hutcheson at Outside Media for hooking us up with gear for the ride!

Gearing up at the Glacier Raft Company
Gearing up at the Glacier Raft Company

Getting on the water at the Polebridge put in on the North Fork of the Flathead River, Montana
Getting on the water at the Polebridge put in on the North Fork of the Flathead River, Montana

Rigging up just down from the the Polebridge put in along the North Fork of the Flathead River, Montana with the mountains of Glacier National Park in the distance
Rigging up just down from the the Polebridge put in along the North Fork of the Flathead River, Montana with the mountains of Glacier National Park in the distance

Fitzpatrick Nobles casting from a raft on the North Fork of the Flathead River in Glacier National Park, Montana
Fitzpatrick Nobles casting from a raft on the North Fork of the Flathead River in Glacier National Park, Montana


Riding down the North Fork of the Flathead River in Glacier National Park, Montana


Jordan Haprer with the first of trout time on the Flathead

Headed back along shore to setup camp for the night.
Headed back along shore to setup camp for the night.

Fog filled sunrise at camp along the North Fork of the Flathead River
Fog filled sunrise at camp along the North Fork of the Flathead River

Jordan fueling the breakfast fire at camp.Jordan fueling the breakfast fire at camp.

Jordan rigging the boat for the last day's float down the river. Along with the gratuitous camera gear photo with my Clik Elite Contrejour 40 camera backpack loaded with my new BlackRapid Lens Bling labeled lens caps
Jordan rigging the boat for the last day’s float down the river. Along with the gratuitous camera gear photo with my Clik Elite Contrejour 40 camera backpack loaded with my new BlackRapid Lens Bling labeled lens caps.

Final day floating down the North Fork of the Flathead River to the pull out

Final day floating down the North Fork of the Flathead River to the pull out .

Fitz had a hard time starting the fire with traditional methods.
Fitz had a hard time starting the fire with traditional methods.


Last night on the river went a little deep into the Hamm’s


The last sunrise of our trip along the North Fork of the Flathead River , Montana


The smoky view on the way out of Glacier National Park from the North Fork Road along the Flathead River, Montana




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