Pro Tips: How to Fish Safely and Effectively from a Drift Boat

The words “drift boat” cause most fly fishers to immediately go into daydream mode, fantasizing about big, trout-filled, Western rivers. A float trip is usually an all-day event in which a trio—two anglers and a rower–covers miles of river, all the while changing up techniques to adjust to what the trout want to eat. Fly-fishing … Continue reading “Pro Tips: How to Fish Safely and Effectively from a Drift Boat”

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Podcast: The Seven Deadly Sins of Fly-Casting, with Josh Nugent

[Interview begins at 52:23] My guest this week is Josh Nugent of Out Fly Fishing Outfitters, an Orvis-endorsed outfitting service and fly shop in Calgary. Josh is a lifelong student of fly fishing and actually did a college-level study on the eye movements of expert fly casters. His findings will open your eyes (no pun intended) to … Continue reading “Podcast: The Seven Deadly Sins of Fly-Casting, with Josh Nugent”

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Pro Tips: 5 Secrets to Nymphing in Off-Color Water

During the fishing season—and especially during spring—river flows can fluctuate and water clarity can change dramatically due to snowmelt, rain, and other weather events. Sure, there is a point where conditions make a . . .

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Top 5 Flies for Montana Spring

Montana offers some of the best spring fishing in the lower forty-eight. During the months of March and April and before runoff and snowmelt blows out valley rivers, water conditions are often quite consistent . . .

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Pro Tips: 3 Keys to Spring Fishing in Montana

Although most anglers visit Montana in the summer, spring trout action here in Big Sky Country can be terrific. During late March and April–and before snow melt really starts–Montana rivers can offer some . . .

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Podcast: Why did I miss that fish? With Dave Jensen

Swing, hit, and miss–why did you not connect with that fish? Did it just miss your fly? Did you strike too soon? Did you strike too late? Or did the fish refuse your fly even though it looked like a take? Dave Jensen . . .

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