Now that the muddy season is here and Spring runoff is underway, many anglers will hang up the fly rod and proceed with other springtime activities. Amongst the favorites here in southwest Montana are: hiking, biking, rafting/kayaking, and relaxing at one of your favorite watering holes. While any and all of these fine sports may deserve attention, there is no need to give up fishing entirely. Many of the rivers in our region are "freestones". In other words they are rivers void of any dams or reservoirs.