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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:
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.
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.
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On many rivers in Southwestern Montana, In September and into October, Pseudocloens or Pseudo’s as many angler refer to them, are present on the Madison, and Missouri Rivers. This tiny (size 20-24) pale yellowish to olive mayflies can make things very interesting for the dry fly fishermen.
I have spent many days in the fall around southwest Montana rowing clients around and tying on flies over the years. I can say that honestly, the October Caddis hatch is a bit disappointing. Have we caught trout on dries? Yes, more on the nymphs, but it’s just one of those hatches that should be better that it is in our area.
Have you ever asked yourself the question, "What time of year is it best to use the Hopper and a Dropper?" You also might be asking "Why fish a Hopper and a dropper?" and "How do I rig up a Hopper and a Dropper?" Read on for more tips.
On Monday, June 13th the Yellowstone River breached its banks to unprecedented levels. In April, we received an unusual amount of snow. Precipitation isn't unheard of in SW Montana in April, but with less than a great snowpack, we were happy to see the snow and rain to boost our lacking snowpack. We went from a miserable 70% of average to over 100%.
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With Bozeman’s central location between the Yellowstone and Madison Rivers, it is a great place to base your stay if you want to fish the famed Mother’s Day Caddis hatch. This hatch is very specific to the water temperatures on the Madison and Yellowstone Rivers. Water temps must be around 52 degrees to key the brachycentrus occidentalis to hatch in the millions on these two trophy waters.
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