Ryan Jordan

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Tenkara Fly Fishing and Packrafting on Montana’s West Fork Bitterroot River and Rock Creek

Brian and I have been friends, and fly fishing partners, for a long time. We’ve spent a fair bit of time logging trail miles and floating together, always searching for streams off the beaten path that hold big trout. We like to spend our Spring Breaks in Western Montana. Sure, the beaches are a bit […]


“There’s more to life than fly fishing. In fact, real life offers, and demands, a lot more. And that’s a good thing. Because fly fishing can get really boring. Unless, well, you’re actually fly fishing.” – An anonymous truth ~ I love to fly fish. The satisfaction I get out of casting a rod, or […]

Jorden Lake: A Different Kind of Special

Jorden Lake is perched near the western terminus of the Beartooth High Lakes Trail, which you’d infer to be popular simply because the trail is named on the old USGS maps. In July, I walked the High Lakes Trail west from Island Lake and saw only 9 people, 6 of which were day hikers near […]

Lake Chain Packrafting

Slow paddling through mountain lake chains offers a unique type of solitude and an entirely different way of seeing “routes”. In recent years, it’s become one of my favorite ways to travel through the mountains. The Martin Lake Chain in the Beartooth Range is a case in point. A traverse of this basin by foot, […]

Tenkara Bums and More

Little bits of random goodness about Tenkara fly fishing gear, technique, and people. Tenkara Bums I do possess totally nerdy roots as a computer programmer and can remember even as a kid my obsession with what eventually became known as “program bumming” – the removal of code that results in no loss of efficiency (and […]