The Purple Drift

The Purple Drift 2015.  A nice Brown Trout caught in the name of pancreatic cancer awareness.

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of guiding for a great cause.  My friend and colleague, Collin Brown did a fine job of creating and organizing a group float to benefit pancreatic cancer research and awareness.  The day was also to honor Collin's father-in-law Jan Rivenbark, who was taken by this horrible disease in 2011.  The event was named "The Purple Drift" and was held on the Yellowstone River near Livingston, Montana.  Purple is the color for Pancreatic Cancer awareness.  Having lost my own father to this disease in 2003, I was eager to take part.  My brother Ryan flew in for the event, and together we donated the guide fee for the day.  It was a hot, clear day and the fish were down, but we did manage to pull this 19" Brown Trout and others out on a small, bead head Nymph.  What a great event!  Stay tuned to the ZNO Blog for details about The Purple Drift 2016.