An early-February morning on Depuy's Spring Creek in Montana's Paradise Valley.
The upstream most warming hut on Depuy's.
A midge on the inside window of the warming hut.
Close enough. A midge cluster and 6x tippet.
Jeff Hull all grins. Sometimes the photographer needs to employ potty talk to illicit the right expression...
Looking upstream on Depuy's
Landscape from Depuy's. Hill & Sky & Fence.
End of the day on the water.
Old Building on Depuy's.
A fire after a February day on the water is pretty nice.
Through the warming hut window.
All hyperbole at the end of a great day.
I just got back from a great trip over to Depuy's Spring Creek in the Paradise Valley, Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Here's a slideshow of my recent February day on Depuy's. We scored with the weather as it was well above freezing with almost no wind to speak of. We even had a few baetis on the water around noon. If you have never been over to Depuy's, it is certainly worth the trip. In the winter the rod fee is only $40 and there is not very much pressure this time of year. The winter rod fee remains in place all the way to mid-April. One of the great aspects of Depuy's in the winter is the three warming huts on the property. We used the upstream most hut and got the wood burning stove going at the end of the day.