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Classic Tips: 5 Keys to Winter Streamer Fishing

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.


Linehan Outfitting Company guide Sam Stevenson with a thick Kootenai winter bow.
Photo courtesy Linehan Outfitting Company

If you’re heading out on the river to fish streamers in winter, you need to think a little differently. Here are a few of my best tips for adjusting tactics to score when the mercury is low: . . .

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ACTION ALERT: Montana DEQ to Hold Public Meetings on Proposed Mine in Smith River Headwaters


Written by: Phil Monahan

image via http://smithriverwatch.org

The Smith River–Montana’s only permitted recreational river–is renowned for its clean water, rugged canyon scenery, and incredible trout fishery. A small Canadian mining startup, Tintina Resources, . . .

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Semper Fi in Montana with Fly-Fishing Vets

Written by: John Herzer, Blackfoot River Outfitters


Manny shows off his first trout of the day, whcih was the achievement of his personal goal.
Photos courtesy Blackfoot River Outfitters

Over the past two seasons, the guides at Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana, have led 48 wounded veterans on multi-day-float fishing trips. Although the participants rave about the . . .

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4 Hot Tips for Fishing the Madison in August

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


By adjusting your tactics, you can catch big Madison rainbows in the dog days of August.
Photos by Brian McGeehan

August is a popular time to visit and fly-fish the Madison River in southwestern Montana. The Madison can fish well during all twelve months of the year, and each month offers a different set . . .

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Photo of the Day: A First-Fish Surprise in Montana

Written by: Kubie Brown


The first fish of the day turned out to be a real beaut.
Photo by Sam Brown

Expect the unexpected. With the waters dropping in Montana and fishing starting to pick up, my brother Sam and I headed to the Boulder River in Big Timber, hoping to stick a few rainbows on . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Salmonfly Dries for the Madison River

Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop


The huge salmonflies can bring even the biggest Madison River trout to the surface.
Photo by John Way

It is that time of year, when everyone is salmonfly crazy around Montana. People talk in hushed tones at the bars about where the hatch is and where the trout are eating the dry fly. Of the . . .

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Photos: Making the Most of a “Business” Trip


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sure the seminars and cocktail parties are fun, but so is the fishing.
Photos courtesy Willowfly Anglers

Patrick Blackdale–of Willowfly Anglers at Three Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado–sent in these great shots from his group’s trip to the 2017 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana,

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