Video: Two Minutes of Color, Montana

Here’s a cool video from Redwater Productions about fishing a difficult hike-in spot on a Montana river. The casting location is great for spotting fish, but I imagine it’s a pretty tough scramble to. . .

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Photos: Exploring Southwest Montana Backcountry

Written by: John McKinnie, Lone Mountain Ranch

Wild high-country trout are the reward for the trip into the backcountry.
All photos courtesy Lone Mountain Ranch

Reins, lead rope, cinch, stirrup, pannier. . .

Until this summer, most of these terms were still a little foreign to me. Even though I have been around horses and worked closely with a few wranglers over the last couple of years, I have not fully immersed myself into backcountry horseback expeditions until recently. In the last couple of months, I have. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week III: David Meador

Dave Meador shows off a late-season Missouri River brown.
All photos courtesy David Meador

David Meador has been fly fishing since 1978, getting started back in his home state of Virginia. But like most die-hard trout bums, he could not resist the pull of the West and the lure of the. . .

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