Diana Abbott

FEATURED ANGLER
Livingston, Montana
How long have you been fly fishing?
8 years
Favorite fly-fishing partner
It’s tied between my two favorite men. This is my dad, Paul Abbott, and my boyfriend, Kenny Wilson.
Favorite water to fish
Yellowstone River and the streams/alpine lakes deep in the Yellowstone National Park backcountry.
Favorite species to fish for
Yellowstone cutthroat trout
Bucket List
Mongolia! I would love to fly fish for taimen. Who wouldn’t want to catch and release a fish that can live up to forty years old? That is crazy to me.
Top Three Fly Patterns
Purple Haze Parachute, Thunder Thighs Hopper, Hot Butt Caddis, and Sculpzilla.

Diana Abbott

I started spin-cast fishing with my dad when I was about four years old at Lake Berryessa in Northern California. I converted to fly fishing when I was 15 years old at Lake Almanor, California. I am now 22 years old. I just completed my second season guiding in southwestern Montana for Sweetwater Travel Company. I am captivated by fly fishing because you never stop learning. I guide people who have fly fished for longer than I’ve been alive. But being able to provide that once-in-a-lifetime fly-fishing experience, having knowledge about where and what to fish in our local waters closes that gap a little.

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