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 . . .
Former colleague Eric Rickstad with a nice brown from the [REDACTED] River in Montana.
Photo by Phil Monahan
A few years ago, Eric Rickstad and I made plans to go to Montana in late April for the Orvis Western Guide Rendezvous. As soon as our travel plans were finalized, Eric started talking . . .
Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop
Here’s a gorgeous early-spring rainbow from a Southwestern Montana river.Photo courtesy The Tackle Shop
While we are still a couple months from spring, sometimes those El Nino-fueled winds bring warm days to the river, and the fishermen start to wake up. Good fishing can be found across much of . .
When the Provo Brothers made “Steelhead and Spines” a couple years ago, they merged a vision of the sports of fly fishing and skiing/riding as they’d never been merged before. But Mark. . .