I spent the last few days in Bozeman Montana in search of brown trout. Weather conditions were unforgiving which is the norm this time of year in Montana. Snow, rain, and high winds made fishing challenging but there were some calm moments where all elements came together and hard work paid off. To fully appreciate those magic moments you must also experience the moments of complete disappointment. My guide services were provided by Montana Troutfitters (Josh) and The River's Edge (Nathan). Both great guides who inspired my passion for fly fishing. In terms of gear, my river salt jacket from Patagonia proved to be a great top layer, proving warmth during the cold winds and kept me dry during snow flurries and rain.