Episode 224: One Fine Rainy Day on the Madison

All good things must come to an end, and this was the final day of our fly fishing trip in mid-September. Rain was in the forecast, so we hoped upon hope that there might be some baetis hatching on the Madison River at the mouth of Beartrap Canyon.

Spoiler alert: There wasn’t a mayfly within a state or two that final day. This is the last installment of four episodes from a recent fly fishing trip to Yellowstone Country in Montana and northern Wyoming. We decided to call this episode “One Fine Rainy Day on the Madison.” We had another terrific day on the water, but let’s just say that the fishing was below average. Dave caught a large brown, and that was it. If you haven’t yet listened to the first three episodes in this series, visit the Fly Fishing Podcast Archives page.


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2 Replies to “Episode 224: One Fine Rainy Day on the Madison”

  1. Longtime listener here. My wife and I were overjoyed to find a new episode from you guys. I’m an ER doc in training far from my home waters in Michigan. The way you describe your trips with equal parts adventure and reverie are the next best thing to being on the water, and almost as healing. It’s my favorite way to decompress on the drive home after a rough shift. We all know the quote ‘If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church’ – you two are the pastors we are all lucky to have. By sharing your personal reflections and thoughts, it makes us more mindful and appreciative of our own journey through fly fishing as well. Our two year old son just held his first trout this summer on our roadtrip through Colorado, and it sparked an idea for a podcast episode. We’d love to hear some stories of you with your kids on the water in the future. Have you thought about having them on air?

    Your podcast is a gift to us all. Thank you.

  2. I love listening to both of you, and I enjoy listening on how you approach the river, and what to look for. I have Fly Fishing for many years, but I still enjoy listening to how you approach the river and what you look for. I get a lot out of it and I love listening to to to people who enjoy Fly Fishing as much as I do. Thank you and tight lines

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