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Monday, February 23, 2015

Seven Fly Fishing Winter Tips for Montana's Rivers and Streams

Winter can be a great time to fish in Montana for a variety of reasons. You might be on a ski vacation and your legs just can't take another day on the slopes or you need to clear your mind from the day to day grind and a experience on a un-crowded river sounds inviting. Or, the weather is going to be so incredible that if you don't fish after sitting cooped up all winter that someone may have your pulse checked out by your doctor. Wintertime in Montana can offer some great fly fishing opportunities.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Trout Wranglers and Warm Weather

A string of warm days in January and February are bringing anglers out for a banner year of winter fly-fishing.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Fly Fishing Entomology – Part 1

Entomology is the study of insects. This article focuses on the study, understanding and knowledge of aquatic insects and their influence on Montana trout when fly fishing.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Humpy Happiness

Recently Fly Fishing magazine ran an article on one of the all time great dry flies, the Humpy. Have a read as the article offers a good background and fly tying steps to help those of you that would like to tie a few of these for your fly box.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

5 Tips For Taking Care of Your Fly Fishing Gear

Regular maintenance on your fly fishing gear will not only make your next day on the river more enjoyable but also prolong the life of your equipment. Check out our 5 important tips for getting the most out of your gear.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

7 Tips To Improve Your Success For Winter Fishing

With winter upon us here in Montana, we may not be on the river everyday but we still fish when the conditions allow. As I have gotten older I choose more wisely the days I chase after trout. The thermometer has to be at least around 30 degrees for one. Fishing during the winter can be rewarding on many different levels. As fly fishing is a popular sport during the summer here in Montana, you may find yourself the only person on the river. Standing in the river surrounded by snow covered mountains is not only very peaceful but relaxing as well.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Explore Montana Rivers With Trout Wranglers

An overview of the many rivers Trout Wranglers offer guiding trips for. From the Missouri to the Gallatin, from the Madison to the Yellowstone and many rivers in-between. Montana is a fascinating area, with so many sights and sounds. If you're able to spend a few days on the river, we'll look to hit some new water so you can experience great fishing and beautiful Montana country.

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Thursday, October 09, 2014

MSU Fish & Wildlife Program

Established in 1936, the Fish and Wildlife Management Program at MSU is one of the oldest and most successful natural resource programs in the United States.  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Knots for Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing can be a rewarding experience. With a little practice you can learn the proper techniques to use when tying your knots. Have a look at our comprehensive guide and go fish!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hook, Line, and Sinker. Fly Fishing for Couples.

Whether you want to make someone fall in love with you for the first time, or all over again, the answer may be closer than you think: a date on the water.

Trempealeau, July 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Massive Mayfly Hatch of “Biblical Proportions”

A massive mayfly hatch on the Mississippi River in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area July 20, 2014, was described as a insect infestation of "biblical proportions" so intense that it made driving in the region difficult and even dangerous. Poor visibility and slippery roads (due to mayflies) were blamed for a three-vehicle accident on the Hwy. 63 bridge linking Red Wing and Hager City, Wisconsin, that left one person hospitalized.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Value of Drift Boat Fishing

On many of our bigger western rivers fishing from a drift boat is advantageous for many reasons. Many people including myself enjoy wading. Nothing like feeling the water around you, the temperature, the sound, seeing fish rising around you. There is something indescribable about being in the river. It's a great day when you've been able to cover a piece of water completely and giving yourself every opportunity to catch fish. But many of our major rivers are better suited for fishing from a drift boat. There are many advantages to using a drift boat to fish.

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