Steve misses out on this trip to Montana in July, so Ladin teams up with good friend Larry Hardie to go fly fishing on the St Regis River, a small stream offering pristine waters in a stunning mountain landscape. They are targeting Cutthroats, fishing in about 3 feet of water casting doubles to a riffle on the far side. Ladin's first into a fish, but instead of a Cuttie he hooks a Whitefish, these are small trout, commonly found in the clear mountain streams of the western states of America. Next up he does hook a lovely Cutthroat, the set up he is using is a Pat's rubber legged fly with a Prince nymph as his dropper. Larry has some success with the same pattern as they slowly move upstream, dropping in and out of pools casting to the changing riffles. Ladin hooks another Whitefish, this time it's a beauty, the all tackle record for Mountain Whitefish is over 5lbs and although his nowhere near this, it's still a lovely fish. Some anglers consider Whitefish to be a bit of a pest, as it's said that for every Cutthroat you catch you have to catch 5 'Whities' and Ladin seems to be getting more than his fair share today. Larry loses what looks to be a lovely Brown Trout at the end of the day, but his disappointment is abated when he hooks a decent Rainbow with his next cast.
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