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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Quick Update on the Madison River

A few months back we asked you to take a scoping survey regarding the Madison River.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Follow the Train Tracks

Watch a video on How to Make a Roll Cast by RIO Products.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Planning Your Montana Fishing Trip

Planning your Montana fishing trip is fairly easy if you have a good idea on when you want to visit and what you want to do.

Friday, January 17, 2020

2020 Spring Special - 60 Days of Deeply Discounted Fishing

We are happy to let you know that we will be offering a great special this spring. From March 1st to April 30th we are discounting our full day fishing trips 20%. To go along with this great rate, we also have a great early season rate on rooms at the Best Western Grantree Inn in Bozeman. Basically, you can fly fish the Bozeman area with a professional guide and get a great room for the same price as our summer prime rate for a guide.

Friday, January 17, 2020

2019 Season Wrap Up

Last winter we received an over abundance of snow that seemed as if it would never stop falling. All the drainages in the state were well above normal levels. We started our season in April due to the unusual winter and had some good fishing locally. The Missouri River fished really well in mid-May and into June. Around about mid-June, we were in full run off mode statewide.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Madison River Regulations Proposed For 2020

The Madison is the most heavily used river in the state. From FWP (Fish Wildlife and Parks) numbers.

Over the last four years the upper Madison River has seen a steep increase in use, doubling from 88,000 to 179,000 angler days from 2011 to 2015. Estimates for angler use during 2017 were 207,000 angler days and were obtained from FWP. Outfitted angler days during 2016 and 2017 on the Upper Madison River was 20,018 and 19,662, respectively. The Lower Madison River extends from the outlet of Ennis Lake to the beginning of the Jefferson River. Recreational use numbers on only the lower Madison River were estimated at 750,000 user days during 2017. Outfitted angler days during 2016 and 2017 on the Lower Madison River was 2,284 and 2,724, respectively.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Preparing to Fish in Case of Inclement Weather

Fall is a great time to fish Montana. But winter weather can strike at any time. How do you prepare for what mother nature can throw at you?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Right Equipment For Streamer Fishing

It’s time to bring out the heavy artillery and target those pumpkin colored brown trout that get super aggressive in the fall here in SW Montana. If you are going to be throwing streamers all day it’s best to have the right equipment. Streamer fishing is tough work, but the payoff can be tremendous.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Passing on the Savings to our Clients

There are over thirty hotels in the Bozeman area. Lots of choices. We work closely with three hotels in the area.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Three Pointers for Success with the Dry Fly

A few quick tips for fly fishing with the dry fly. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

All About Strike Indicators

Love them or hate them, they do make a difference for the nymph fishermen. We all enjoy casting dry flies to eager trout, but as we all know trout only eat off the surface a fraction of the time. So, fishing nymphs is a productive way to catch more trout. Using a strike indicator takes nymph fishing to the next level.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Five Fly Fishing Knots For Everyone

There aren’t a lot of knots that you need to know for fly fishing. But there are a few that you need to learn to ensure you have success out on the water. Whether you need to change your fly or replace your fly line, these knots will teach you the basics you need to know. Remember to moisten all your knots before you tighten them to avoid friction heat, which may weaken your connection.

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