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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Fly Fishing Terrestrials In Montana

Terrestrials are insects that spend most of their lives on land, venturing onto the water only by accident or design. Montana's diverse ecosystem is a haven for these land-based critters, and trout, ever vigilant for a tasty morsel, eagerly take notice when they find themselves on the water's surface.

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

The Spectacle of Fall Blue-Winged Olive Hatches in SW Montana

Southwest Montana is a fly-fishing paradise that draws anglers from around the world to its pristine waters and breathtaking landscapes. One of the most anticipated events for fly-fishing enthusiasts in this region is the fall emergence of the Blue-Winged Olive mayflies. This natural phenomenon not only offers thrilling angling opportunities but also showcases the intricate ecological balance of the area's aquatic ecosystems.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Grasshopper Fishing in Montana: Embracing Nature's Symphony in August

Nature has its way of orchestrating a symphony, and in the vast landscapes of Montana during August, the melody is composed by none other than the humble grasshopper. Imagine standing knee-deep in a crystal-clear river, surrounded by majestic mountains, as the sun casts a golden glow on the water. This is Montana, where fly fishing enthusiasts converge to experience the unique thrill of casting lines to the enchanting rhythm of grasshoppers dancing on the surface. Join me as we embark on a captivating angling adventure, capturing the spirit of the West, in the tone of Robert Redford.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Montana in August

The mere mention of these words conjures up a sense of anticipation and adventure in the heart of any angler. It's a time when the rivers run clear, the fish are eager, and the landscape shimmers with the vibrant hues of late summer. Join me as we delve into the captivating world of fly fishing in Montana during August, through the lens of Thomas McGuane, a literary icon deeply connected to this wild and untamed land.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Fishing PMD's on the Missouri River

Fishing PMD's (Pale Morning Duns) on the Missouri River can be a great experience for fly fishermen. The Missouri River in Montana is known for its prolific PMD hatches, which occur from late June through early August.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Unveiling the Mystery of Emergers: Unlocking Productivity in Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Emergers are one of the most exciting stages of a hatch to fish, and can often be the most productive. An emerger is the stage of an insect's life cycle when it is transitioning from its nymph or larval stage to its adult form, and is preparing to emerge from the water's surface.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Book Early For Prime Dates

Booking early is always a good idea when it comes to hiring a fishing guide, especially if you're planning to fish during peak seasons or in popular fishing destinations.

Friday, March 17, 2023

7 Tips For Fishing A Blue Winged Olive Hatch

The blue-winged olive (BWO) hatch is one of the most important hatches for fly anglers, and it can occur in various waters around the world. Here are some tips for fishing a blue-winged olive hatch:

Friday, February 17, 2023

Viva Cuba!

This January (2023), I was fortunate to co-host a trip to Cuba to fly fish. All I can say is that was an amazing experience. Not only did it exceed my expectations, but I also came away with a greater appreciation for how fortunate we have it here in the states, and how much I enjoy salt water fly fishing. 

Sunday, January 29, 2023

What To Pack For Your Next International Fly Fishing Trip

When traveling to foreign countries to fish, there are a few things that you should pack besides your clothes. Most destinations you may find yourself at, may not have the essentials that we can find at most convenience stores in the US. Here are a few tips that I have been happy to have along. 
Sunday, December 18, 2022

Patagonia Fly Fishing Trip 2022

After all the turkey and fixings for Thanksgiving, I packed my bags and jumped on a plane to head to Patagonia to escape the Montana winter, see some good friends, make new memories and honestly get in some fishing for myself. My destination was the Limay River Ranch.

Sunday, December 18, 2022


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