Back Currents

Nostalgia, they say, is memory without the details. It’s hard to think what southwest Montana waters, and this place, looked like in a time before fly shops, driftboats, and guided trips everywhere. A lot’s changed in the past century, for the good and the bad: fish have been stocked, rivers have been dammed, lodges have opened and closed. Here’s a look back at the last 100 years.

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