Yellowstone Adventure I Update 2

The Yellowstone Adventure just returned from our first backcountry trip to Grizzly Lake after a great start to our trip. After fishing the Madison and Snake rivers in the Yellowstone front country, we hiked almost three miles from the Mt. Holmes trailhead in northwestern Yellowstone. Mt. Holmes is the tallest mountain in the Wyoming portion of the Gallatin Range and provided our group with some great views while hiking into camp and fishing for wild brook trout.

We spent the past two nights at campsites along the banks of Straight Creek which flows out of Grizzly Lake. On the second day of our adventure, we hiked another mile up to where our camp-side stream meets Grizzly Lake. Nestled between two ridges, Grizzly Lake provided us with an awesome day of fishing and views of wildlife. We spotted two bison while on the trail and enjoyed catching ample amounts of wild brookies.

Beautifully colored brook trout rising to dry flies and eating small pheasant tail nymphs offered everyone a great opportunity to dial in their fly-fishing skills as we continue our adventure. We stopped in West Yellowstone today for our first round of laundry, showers, and some well-deserved pizza before heading to a front country campsite for the night. Everyone is looking forward to getting back on the water after experiencing a great couple of days of fishing technical brookie streams and having honed in their casting techniques.

After a successful backcountry adventure, we are extremely excited to return to the backwoods of Yellowstone when we hike into Slough Creek closer to the tail end of our trip. Over the next few days, we will be fishing the Yellowstone front country and continuing to develop our fly-fishing skills. By the time our next backcountry trip rolls around, we will all be ready to hook into some of the notorious Slough Creek Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.

Tight Lines,

LFFE Yellowstone Adventure Trip Leaders-
Henry, Rusty, and Shane

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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