I spent a couple of years in a valley in Montana without cell phone service, and I can report that it did not hurt the fishing. But as one Craig, Montana restaurant person points out, it does create opportunities for amusement among those who serve visiting fly fishers on the Upper Missouri and elsewhere: “‘It frustrates the tourist fly fishing hordes all summer long, much to our delight,’ wrote John Heckert, with Izaak’s restaurant in Craig. ‘Sometimes we tell them that if they stand on the railroad tracks the rails will improve reception, and they fall for it. Oh well, the simple pleasures of a small town.'” Karen Ogden in the Great Falls Tribune.