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Obama fly fishing Montana

Who says the president doesn't get enough R&R? Prior to his Martha's Vineyard vacation -- which was prior to his approaching Labor Day weekend at Camp David -- the president was out West and got a chance to try out a fly rod that had been given to him as a gift. These official White House photos were from the president's August trip to Montana. He fished the East Gallatin River. The scenes remind me of the yuppie hatches that used to occur regularly on the Battenkill in Vermont -- newbies all duded up in Orvis gear wading into the stream with expensive rods for the first time. If the President actually enjoyed this, maybe he can talk the Secret Service into letting him wet a line on Big Hunting Creek in Thurmont, near Camp David. (Since he's a lefty, maybe our own Lefty Kreh could guide him.) Then again, I'll bet cash money that the president's moment in the Gallatin will hold up as his first and last attempt at fly fishing. Thanks to Joey Da Nephew, who dug these photos out of cyberspace for his uncle.

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