Written by: Luke Lowery, The Tackle Shop
Things can get gusty in spring, which means your tackle needs to be up to snuff.
Photo courtesy The Tackle Shop
Spring is one of the best times to fish in Southwest Montana. However, with the arrival of spring come the dreaded windy days. Many anglers head out to the river to battle against gale. . .
Written by: Kaitlin Groundwater, Madison Valley Ranch
In the middle of winter, many anglers find themselves longing for something that the snow and chilly weather has kept at bay–the tug of a trout at the end of their line. We find ourselves eager to . . .
Written by: John McKinnie
The Madison River trout didn’t seem to mind that Elliot’s pattern wasn’t perfect.
Photo by John McKinnie
I have a problem to admit: I have become a fly snob! The more time I spend fly fishing, the more concerned I have become with the aesthetic appeal of fly patterns. I believe that I developed. . .
A fishing guide for more than two decades, Lisa Savard now shares her knowledge with others..
Photo by Tim Savard
Lisa Savard runs Savard Hospitality Consulting, along with her husband Tim, from their home alongside Rock Creek near Clinton, Montana. Before they moved out West in 2014, Lisa and Tim owned and operated Lopstick Lodge & Cabins in Pittsburg, New Hampshire for. . .
On Election Day, November 6, Montanans will have the opportunity to make a powerful statement in support of clean water by voting YES on I-186, known as the Requirements for Permits and Reclamation Plans of New Hard Rock Mines Initiative. If . . .
Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing
The crowds are gone in October, but the trout are on the move.
Photos courtesy Montana Angler
October is when we really see the seasons shifting here in Yellowstone Country. While we typically get at least some warm, Indian summer days, chilly weather and sub-freezing mornings . . .
Last week, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions headed out to the Yaak Valley–near Troy, Montana–to visit Tim and Joanne Linehan of Linehan Outfitting Co. Our two favorite Tims together at last!
Phoebe Bean with a gorgeous Bitterroot brown caught last fall.
Photo courtesy Fiona Bean
Phoebe Bean was an intern here at Orvis in the fall or 2014, and she has written a bunch of posts for this blog. (Scroll to the bottom for a full list.) As you’ll read, she caught the fly-fishing bug. . .
Tricos (genus: Tricorythodes) provide some of the best late-summer action on the Battenkill, so here are three killer patterns from Tightline Productions. (And don’t miss the fabulous. . .
Written by: John Herzer, Blackfoot River Outfitters
John Herzer celebrates a nice fall trout with a client.
Photo courtesy John Herzer
The rivers around Missoula, Montana–Rock Creek, the Big Blackfoot, the Bitterroot, and the Clark Fork–are already showing signs of the changing seasons. Shorter, cooler days are keeping . . .