Ben Pierce broke his only bamboo fly rod on a small rainbow trout in the clear waters of Montana’s East Gallatin River nearly a decade ago. He’s been chasing trout, writing stories, and making photographs ever since in hopes of one day raising enough money to have that rod repaired. Ben works as the Outdoors Editor for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in Bozeman, Montana, where he can write during the evening and stalk rising trout during the day. His work has appeared in American Angler, Fish & Fly and New Zealand Trout Fisher, among other publications. Follow Ben online at www.BenPiercePhoto.com and www.ChronicleOutdoors.com. He can be reached at [email protected].