Tough Times on the Horn

Cathy and Barry Beck


We were in the middle of the Masai Mara in east Africa hosting a photo safari when we received an email from our friend, Chuck Furimsky. In it he said he was on Montana’s Bighorn River and that fishing was really slow. In fact, the high water flows had left little dry fly fishing and the previous day he landed only three fish. We had heard previously that the river was running at fifty thousand cfs and that although the streamer fishing was productive, the dry fly and nymph fishing was tough. That was especially bad news for we had only three days at home and then it was off to the Bighorn for two weeks. They say hope springs eternal, so we'll cross our fingers and hope for the best.