If you’ve ever been to Montana’s Paradise Valley, especially in early fall, well, you know why it’s called Paradise Valley. What you might not know is that valley was once slated to be underwater with the damming of the mighty Yellowstone River. The Allenspur Dam, as it would have been called, was resisted by conservationists and was never built. This is the story of how.
The Yellowstone is a big river, with many moods. To fish it properly, you need a guide, whether in human or book form. We can’t help you with the former, but we have the latter covered. Try, “Fly Fishing the Yellowstone River: An Angler’s Guide.”