Yellowstone Adventure I - Update 4

Greetings all,

As our trip is wrapping up, the boys are hitting the water hard in hopes of landing some absolutely stunning fish. To begin our final stretch of the trip, the boys floated the Madison with three LFFE legends: Pat, Henry, and David. Lots of fish were caught and the boys got a break from fighting the swift current all day. While half of the trip floated, the other half went to another river in the area and absolutely hammered the fish - multiple rainbows and browns over 18 inches were landed.

The boys are sad to be out of the backcountry of Yellowstone and not catching native cutthroat on chubbies all day, but they are enjoying the luxuries of basecamp. Such luxuries include hot showers, so they won’t be returning home smelling like you know what. 

The guide crew has been putting a lot of thought into a perfect location to fish for the last day of the trip. For the boys final capstone, we will be fishing Three Dollar Bridge on the Madison. Three Dollar is known for having huge, angry trout as well as swift, rocky water. The boys will have to put all of their skills together to not only hook into a fish, but to land it as well.

The boys are pumped up for banquet dinner after two weeks of eating out of a backpack. The guides will be preparing a phenomenal steak dinner for these well-deserving fishing phenoms. The boys will sit and recap the trip while enjoying their last night together. 

Until next time,
Shane, Jacob, and Hunt

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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