Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop
Guide Mike Elliott, who works for the author, releases a stunning Madison brown trout.Photo by Tom Evenson
June in Montana is a special time—not quite summer yet, but not spring. It’s sort of an in-between time, when you can expect snow one day and 70 and sunny the next. An epic battle between. . .
John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters is an advocate for protecting the Smith.
Photo by Tom Rosenbauer
This week’s main topic is the Smith River in Montana, a near-wilderness river that requires a five-day float and is on many fly fishers’ wish lists. It is definitely on mine. To talk about fishing and floating . . .
Written by: By Andrew Grillos, Montana Angler
Soft Hackles come in a wide variety of colors and materials.
All photos courtesy Montana Angler
There are few things in fly fishing that are more satisfying than tying flies that adhere to the adage “less is more.” Soft Hackle flies are a perfect example of flies that play off simplicity, clean lines, . . .
Written by: Dan Larson, Madison Valley Ranch
Water levels were ideal for spring fishing in the Channels of the Madison.
Photo by Tom Olivo
A couple weeks ago, some Montana friends and I were wade-fishing the Channels of the Madison River right behind the Madison Valley Ranch. With the epic winter snowpack and cool spring . . .
Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing
A caddisfly blizzard on the Yellowstone is something to behold.
Photo courtesy Montana Angler
The Mother’s Day caddis is a legendary hatch, and one of my personal favorites of the entire year on the Yellowstone in southwestern Montana. There can be a literal blizzard of caddisflies in. . .
Written by: William G. Tapply
Bill Tapply sits on the bank, waiting for his turn to cast to rising browns.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel
Andy and I made our first Montana Trout odyssey in the summer of ’87. It took us from the South Fork of the Snake to the Henrys Fork to the Box Canyon to Hebgen Lake to the Madison to the . . .
Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.
Gerry shows off one of many trout that fell for a jigged nymph during high water.Photo 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. . .
Hilary Hutcheson shares her driftboat with daughters Ella and Delaney, and she gets to fish.
Photo via Facebook
I frequently get requests for a podcast about drift boats, and although I enjoy rowing one, most people don’t let me row their boat unless they are really desperate. So I called on an expert, . . .
Some filmmakers are not afraid to focus on the tough issues facing the world of fly fishing. In this great video, Joe Cummings of Missoula River Lodge takes a hard look at how female anglers should behave when they are on the water. What do you think? Did he get it right?
A native Montanan, KynsLee has built her life around fly-fishing for a variety of species.
Photo by PNW Guide Service
KynsLee Scott (“Kyns” to her friends) is an instructor and guide for Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana. She’s also the Owner/Outfitter of KS Steelhead Guide Service in . . .