Wednesday Wake-Up Call 10.13.21

As most anglers know by now, it was a tough year for anglers and trout in Montana. Soaring temperatures and low water made for difficult conditions, and most guides and fly fishers went out of their way to ensure that they treated trout as carefully as . . .

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Podcast: David Brooks on Saving Water for Trout

In this week’s podcast, my guest is David Brooks, executive director of Montana Trout Unlimited. With prevailing drought conditions in the western United Sates and increased demand from many users–from agriculture to municipalities to . . .

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Videos: Patterns to Match the Mayfly Life Cycle

Written by: Pete Shanafelt, Bighorn Angler


A “mixed bag” of spring nymphs for fishing the Bighorn.
Photo courtesy Bighorn Angler

Sorting through the many mayfly fly patterns on the market today can be confusing, as there are a plethora of “bin appeal” patterns and not so many with real “trout appeal.” The patterns listed. . .

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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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