Archive for March, 2011
If there's one set of keys that I wouldn't borrowing to make a couple of copies of ... they belong to Guide/Outfitter Bill Kemph. That's because Kemph has private access to some of the best spring creek ranchs in the Dillon area. Places like Circle 3 Spring Creek, McCoy Spring Creeks and a new one in the works the "Open A Ranch". Bill is recognized as one of the local spring creek guru's, so I'm happy to announce that Bill has agreed to appear in Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout. Bill will introduce me to the Van Deren family, with whom he is working with as they plan a major spring creek restoration on their "Open A" Ranch. Bill, along with business partner Greg Lilly, owns Lilly& Kemph Outfitting and the incredible Healing Waters Lodge in Twin Bridges, Montana. Check out Bill's bio:
Bill Kemph is a native Montanan who grew up fishing and hunting the rivers and forests of SW Montana. Following graduation with a degree in education from the University of Montana at Western, Bill decided that he wanted to build a career as a guide and outfitter. Bill has guided both fishermen and hunters in Montana for the last 20 years. He operates his own hunting outfitting business out of the town of Dillon. Bill is a patient and effective teacher of fly fishing and recognized as one of the most knowledgeable guides of SW Montana. He is a superb angler, skilled in all phases of the sport of fly fishing, an accomplished tier and a wonderful streamside companion.