By: Rick Crawford
In September 2011 my fishing buddy, Benjy Duke, and I headed to Montana for a week-long fly fishing adventure. We were living in Jackson, WY at the time and had spent the summer working for the Wyoming Game & Fish Department as Aquatic Invasive Species Technician’s. We spent an entire summer parked on the side of the road next to Flat Creek in the National Elk Refuge inspecting boats for aquatic hitchhikers to protect our waters. Needless to say we had hours of downtime, so we spent the summer of 2011 planning our trip to Montana. We had both fished Montana, but neither of us had spent more than a couple of days there. This trip was going to be my epic send-off before I took a job back in Savannah, GA pursuing a career in sustainability working in a bio diesel manufacturing plant.