Two Great Posts on Joey Maxim on the “Fly Talk” Blog

Joey Maxim and his dad, Joe, in Montana
Photo via Fly Talk

Podcast listeners will remember 17-year-old Joey Maxim from Tom’s conversation with him this spring. Joey is a young man who discovered fly fishing as he was recovering from a terrible car accident that ended a promising sports career. I had the chance to meet Joey at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula in April, where he was somewhat of a. . .

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Video: One Big Fish

Western Fly Media is a new player in the video game, and this is their first production. It features some beautiful brown trout, Montana landscapes, and a cool groove. There are lots of great shots here, and when you see the birds working just above the water’s surface like that, you know things are gonna be good.

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A Saltwater Angler Tries His Hand at Trout During the Orvis Guide Rendezvous

A San Diego saltwater guy discovers the magic of Montana trout fishing.
Photo courtesy Capt. Bob Day

Written by Capt. Bob Day

The Orvis Guide Rendezvous was held in Missoula, Montana in April, which gave me a great opportunity to take my first real shot at trout fishing. I talked my best friend, Scott McGaugh, into coming along for two days of fishing.

Scott and I flew into Missoula late Tuesday morning and headed to straight to Blackfoot River Outfitters from the airport. Terri Herzer and Matt met us with a. . .

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Photo of the Day: That’s A Lot of Bull. . .Trout

Bull trout will often slam big streamers in spring, when the water is cool.
Photo courtesy Aaron Fox

Aaron Fox, who guides for PRO Outfitters in Montana, sent us this great photo, along with a note:

I caught this bull trout a few weeks ago while streamer-fishing with my new Access rod. I set up the 6-weight with a 200-grain streamer tip and one of my Sculpzilla-style flies–dark olive and black with a good bit of. . .

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