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Trout Streams on Steroids

As we followed the streamside trail, my wife Mary and I marveled at the cold, crystalline water racing downstream from one of the nation’s largest freshwater limestone springs. The meandering stream was a trout paradise: extensive undercut banks, waist-deep runs, and underwater holes big enough to hide a moose, with a bottom covered in luxuriant, waving fronds of aquatic vegetation, and banks anchored by thick stands of willows and tall grass.

Fly rods in hand, we were just south of Lewistown exploring the Brewery Flats stretch of Big Spring Creek, an area restored in the early 2000s after decades of industrial use and now a premier trout stream.

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