Trout Bum of the Week XVII: Tim Linehan


A New Hampshire boy by birth, Tim Linehan has been in northwestern Montana for more than two decades.
All photos courtesy Tim Linehan

Tim Linehan operates Linehan Outfitting Company, in Troy, Montana, where he has been based since 1992. He is also the 2013 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year, an honor that is no surprise when you. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XVI: Pat Kane


Pat Kane (left) shows off a brown trout caught by Orvis’s Steve Hemkens on the Blackfoot River.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Pat Kane has been a fly-fishing guide in western Montana since the mid 1990s. For several years, he also guided in South America during the Montana off-season. (In 2002, The Missoulian ran a story on. . .

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Fish Story: Chasing Marbles in Slovenia

Written by: Dave Danley, Falcons Ledge


This beautiful, 20-inch marble trout sports red spots, as they do in certain watersheds.
Photo courtesy Dave Danley

In September 2010, my wife and I had the rare opportunity to travel to Slovenia. This was the culmination of many years of dreaming and researching about this country and its endemic. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XV: Derek Young


Derek Young, of Emerging Rivers Guide Services, with a bull trout that still inspires him.
Photo courtesy Derek Young

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) This is our second round of. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XIV: Mike Dawkins


Mike Dawkins, of WorldCast Anglers, with gorgeous Idaho steelhead
Photo courtesy Mike Dawkins

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) Last week we launched another round of profiles. Most of the subjects are guides who have turned their. . .

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Fish Story: The Third-Try Brown Trout

Written by: Dan from Albuquerque


Persistence paid off for Dan, as he was able to tempt this beauty three separate times during a single day.
Photo by Dan from Albuquerque

Northern New Mexico went into a winter storm warning last weekend, but it didn’t officially start until noon on Saturday so I figured I could get some fishing in before the weather hit. I decided to fish the Rio Chama to see if I could find some post-spawn browns lurking around the. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XIII: George Daniel


George Daniel shows off a brown trout from one of his Pennsylvania home waters.
All photos courtesy George Daniel

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) Last week we launched another round of. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XII: Dave Hosler


Having chased muskies on gear for years, Hosler is now obsessed with catching them on flies.
All photos courtesy Dave Hosler

A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) Last week we launched another round of profiles. Most of the subjects are guides who have turned their. . .

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Video: “Office Days” in Western Montana

Written by: Joe Cummings, Classic Journey Outfitters

November in Montana is the tail end of the trout season. It happens to be a very busy time for me in the office. I wish I could catch the last shining moments of the fishing season like all my friends, but sadly. . .

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