Montana Wounded Warriors started the season off with a first ever warrior and spouse fish and float trip on the Wild and Scenic North Fork of the Flathead River along majestic Glacier National Park. Glacier Outdoor Center and Glacier Angler generously donated a custom two day overnight fishing trip that was top notch and got the group into more fish than we could count! The weekend started with a Seafood boil and orientation to the trip. Warrior and spouse Adam and Mary Bell of Helena and Adam Strash and Fiancé Meg Rowe of Kalispell were presented with a small token of appreciation for their service to our country that included fly rods, reels, line, leaders, tippets, flies, and outdoor clothing.
Starting off at Ford Cabin the Guides from Glacier Angler Brock and Daniel gave some tips to the veterans and off we went. Throughout the day many whoops, hollers, and laughter could be heard a mile down river.
Notes were compared at the end of the day and it was estimated that somewhere around 100 fish were caught and released to be caught another day.
We all arrived at a private lot and wall tent that was donated by Chris Graff of Polebridge, MT for us to stay overnight within Glacier Park. That night we ate a wonderful meal at the infamous Northern Lights Saloon and Café.
Of course many wandered over to the Polebridge Mercantile for huckleberry pastries and other assorted goodies.
Sunday wasn’t any worse for fish except the size of the fish did increase some! The float ended at Coal Creek and back to the Glacier Outdoor Center where we loaded off equipment and checked out the outstanding accommodations there. A departing dinner meal at the Belton Grill and the weekend was completed with some fine dining and great exchange of stories.