Video: The SA Crew Takes on Montana

After attending the 2014 Orvis Guide Rendezvous, a bunch of our pals from Scientific Anglers did some serious driving and fishing around Big Sky Country. Here’s a travelogue featuring some locations you may recognize, some gorgeous. . .

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2014 Montana Fishing Season Forecast

Compiled and Written by: Montana Angler Fly Fishing


The Madison River near Palisades is a great summer stretch for brown trout.
Photo by Phil Monahan

We are now into April, and our snowpack across Montana is healthy and above average. For those of you who were out here three seasons ago when we had the record-breaking high water year, we aren’t expecting anything like. . .

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Photos: OGR14 Adventure Day Two, Broken on the Bitterroot


The armory was well stocked for a float trip.
All photos by Phil Monahan

Day Two in Montana for the 2014 Orvis Guide Rendezvous dawned bright and cold on Rock Creek, where I was staying with my friends Tim and Lisa Savard. Although he had missed out on. . .

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Photos: OGR14 Adventure Day One on Upper Rock Creek


The wild brown trout on Rock Creek often feature gorgeous spots.
Photo by Lisa Savard

I flew into Missoula, Montana on Monday night for the 2014 Orvis Guide Rendezvous, which officially kicks off tomorrow. My friends Tim and Lisa Savard live on Rock Creek, so I planned to spend a couple days with. . .

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Pro Tip: How to Fish High, Off-Color Water

Written by: Tim Linehan


Gerry shows off one of many trout that fell for a jigged nymph during high water.
Photo by by Tim Linehan

In the spring, daily conditions can change dramatically. Wednesday it’s cool, overcast, and the river is in great shape. Thursday you show up at the boat ramp to find that thunder storms in. . .

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Video: Cancelled on the Clark Fork

I’m heading out to Missoula, Montana today for the 2014 Orvis Guide Rendezvous, so it seems appropriate to post this great video from that part of the world. “Cancelled” is about. . .

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Photos of the Day: Maggie Mae in the Land of Giants

Written by: Maggie Mae Kuhlman, Lone Mountain Ranch


Maggie Mae is all smiles after landing this behemoth.
All photos courtesy Maggie Mae Kuhlman

Editor’s note: Montana guide and former Trout Bum of the Week Maggie Mae Kuhlman sent in these killer photos, along with a brief description of the day on a special piece of water in northwestern. . .

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Video: Fishing the Winter Windows in Montana

Here’s a great video about taking advantage of the brief windows of good weather that appear in January. Montana’s got amazing trout waters, of course, and what better way to beat the shack nasties?

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