Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing
The nymph fishing on the Missouri River can be spectacular in spring.
Photo by Todd Everts
Early Spring (late March thru early May) is the most underrated time of year to fish in Montana. The trout are hungry after a long winter and have not seen a fly in months. Low water levels . . .
Written by: Bryen Venema, Bighorn Angler
Store Manager Mary Griffin caught this 22-inch South Holsten brown on a tiny midge imitation.
Photo by Trey Oliver
Whether you are fishing the Bighorn, the Missouri, or a tailwater elsewhere in the country, midges are among the most important hatches. These tiny patterns have proven themselves as. . .
Surely, this can’t be the first fly-fishing video featuring 360-degree technology, but it’s the first one I’ve seen. Shot by a company called InsideMT, it offers views of anglers on Montana’s Gallatin . . .
Tim Linehan has now spent more than half his life on the rivers of northwestern Montana.
Photo courtesy Tim Linehan
A quarter-century ago, Tim Linehan did something that so many Eastern anglers have dreamed of: he packed everything he owned into his car and moved to Montana to become a. . .
John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters samples a Skwala. He claims they are very tasty.
Photo by Tom Rosenbauer
“Embrace the worm” is what my friend John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula always tells me. Every year, when we have our Orvis Guide Rendezvous and Down the Hatch. . .
Written by: Frazier Blair, Orvis Vice President of Merchandise Operations & Planning
The chance to reconnect—and to catch wild trout—drew Bob and Frazier to the wilds of Montana.
All photos courtesy Frazier Blair
My dad, Bob Blair, had just retired, and it was a great moment for us to share a trip of a lifetime. For too long, our busy lives had gotten in the way of our connection to each other and to the. . .
Here’s a cool, short video from Montana guide Frank Melro, featuring a great piece of cutthroat water. I love the mixture of drone angles that match the action seen from the ground camera . . . .
Written by: Kaitlin Groundwater, Madison Valley Ranch
Guest Linda is all smiles as she shows off an epic Madison River rainbow.
Photos courtesy Madison Valley Ranch
It was ladies’ week here at Madison Valley Ranch! The lodge hosted an all-women’s fly fishing trip from August 21-25. In addition to guided fly-fishing on the Madison River, participants . . .
By: Guy Alsentzer & Wade Fellin
Anglers who love the Beaverhead are dedicated to protecting its water quality.
Photo by Four Rivers Fishing Co.
For three summers in a row, Montana’s Beaverhead River turned milky green, and algae lined its banks, severely limiting angling opportunities on this famous trophy trout stream. But the . . .
Joey Roberts’s new Recon did the trick on Montana’s Big Hole River.
Photo by Joey Roberts
A couple weeks ago, the winner of our “20 September Days” Contest, Joey Roberts, got out on the water with his top prize, a 6-weight Recon fly rod. Here’s what he had to say about it: . . .