By ANDY LINDBERG/Montana State News
“Peaceful, relaxing, intimate… a time to talk, and a time to listen”
That’s how Montana native, guide and river activist Henry Emack describes his life-long affair with fly-fishing.
Ask anyone casting a fly rod around the Rocky Mountain West, and they may tell you the same thing. But for some, especially those living right here in Gallatin Valley, fly fishing is more than a pastime, it’s a tradition rooted in family and state culture.
Made special by its clear, crisp mountain rivers, old growth forests and beautiful surroundings, Montana boasts some of the best fly fishing in the lower 48, with an impressive number of blue ribbon streams, a designation reserved only for rivers of exceptional quality.
“Its a cultural tradition that has really come to define who I am as a person,” Emack says, “and something that is really integral in making this community so special.” Continue reading “Fly fishing is deep in local guide’s DNA”