Next Monday, November 6, anglers will stage a rally at the Montana Capitol in Helena before heading to a public meeting on a proposed copper mine at the headwaters of the Smith River. . . .
image via https://smithriverwatch.org
The Smith River–Montana’s only permitted recreational river–is renowned for its clean water, rugged canyon scenery, and incredible trout fishery. A small Canadian mining startup, Tintina Resources, . . .
Written by: John Herzer, Blackfoot River Outfitters
Manny shows off his first trout of the day, whcih was the achievement of his personal goal.
Photos courtesy Blackfoot River Outfitters
Over the past two seasons, the guides at Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana, have led 48 wounded veterans on multi-day-float fishing trips. Although the participants rave about the . . .
Joe Cummings isn’t going to win any video-naming awards–a bit on the nose, don’t you think?–but this production provides plenty of great visuals, from epic drone shots to closeups of beautiful . . .
Written by: Kubie Brown
The first fish of the day turned out to be a real beaut.
Photo by Sam Brown
Expect the unexpected. With the waters dropping in Montana and fishing starting to pick up, my brother Sam and I headed to the Boulder River in Big Timber, hoping to stick a few rainbows on . . .
Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop
The huge salmonflies can bring even the biggest Madison River trout to the surface.
Photo by John Way
It is that time of year, when everyone is salmonfly crazy around Montana. People talk in hushed tones at the bars about where the hatch is and where the trout are eating the dry fly. Of the . . .
Written by: Kaitlin Groundwater, Madison Valley Ranch
What’s better than witnessing the joy of a child discovering the magic of fly fishing?
Photos courtesy Madison Valley Ranch
Fly fishing has an amazing of way bringing people together. At Madison Valley Ranch, our staff, their families, and friends came together for a Family Fishing Day last weekend. We did . . .
Written by: Pete Shanafelt, Bighorn Angler
A “mixed bag” of spring nymphs for fishing the Bighorn.
Photo courtesy Bighorn Angler
Sorting through the many mayfly fly patterns on the market today can be confusing, as there are a plethora of “bin appeal” patterns and not so many with real “trout appeal.” The patterns listed. . .
Orvis’s Shawn Combs shows off a sweet Montana brown in the runup to OGR17.Photo by Jim Kershaw
The 2017 Orvis Guide Rendezvous kicked off yesterday in Missoula, Montana. For more than 30 years, Orvis has been hosting a conference for professional fly-fishing guides from around the . . .
Written by: Steve Galletta, Bighorn Angler Fly Shop & Lodge
On tailwaters and spring creeks, you can’t go wrong with a sowbug pattern.
Photos by Steve Galletta
In tailwater rivers and spring creeks, crustaceans such as sowbugs provide a consistent source of protein throughout the year. On famous tailwater rivers such as the Bighorn and Missouri . . .