Monthly Archives: May 2016

What to Do If You Find a Tick on Your Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

The deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, is the main vector for Lyme disease.
Photo courtesy the U.S. Department of Agriculture, via Wikimedia

This is the time of year when my dog loves to run through the tall grass in the field next to our home. . .which means it’s high time for ticks. These tenacious little arachnids carry any. . .

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Classic Tuesday Tip: How to Cast to Trout in Tight Spots


Written by: Phil Monahan

The key to fishing tight spots is to limit the amount of line you have on the water.
Photo by Phil Monahan

This time of year, I spend a lot of time on small mountain streams, where the trout lies are surrounded by vegetation, rocks, and different kinds of current. In this video, Kent Klewein of. . .

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Photo: Why a Montanan Travels to Pennsylvania

Written by: A.L. Swanson


That is a beast of a rainbow, no matter where you fish.
Photo courtesy A.L. Swanson

As a Montanan exposed to some of the finest trout waters on earth, why is it that I venture to central Pennsylvania annually to fish for trout? Because it is truly a special place, with a. . .

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Classic Photos and Essay: A Montana Boy Tries His Hand in New Zealand

Written By: Thayer Janes


Thayer Janes found that his Montana skills required some tweaking to fool New Zealand trout.
All photos by Thayer Janes

I once had a friend tell me after a long, unfortunate day of fishing, “Pal, that’s why they call it ‘fishing’ and not ‘catching.’” Well, it seems like I have been saying those words far too often here in. . .

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