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 . . .
The latest episode in the “Find Your Water” series follows anglers Paul and Adam as they swing flies on Montana’s Missouri River, using trout Spey rods. In November, the river is . . .
Written by: Pete Shanafelt, Bighorn Angler
Bighorn River trout can be caught on nymph patterns year-round.
Photo courtesy Bighorn Angler
Montana is blessed to have the Bighorn, Madison, Missouri, and Beaverhead as some of the top tailwater fisheries in the world, all within a day’s drive. Having spent the past 14 years guiding. . .
Ayden (left) allowed her little sister to do the release honors.
Photo by Dylan Tucker
The bright sun brought the salmonflies out on the lower Blackfoot River in early June, and we managed to get just ahead of the hatch to find some very eager trout on big dries. After my. . .
Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing
Stonefly nymphs are always present in the Madison, making a rubber-leg pattern a wise choice.
Photos by Brian McGeehan
Montana’s Madison River is quite simply a fantastic nymph fishery. Day in and day out, nymphing produces quality fish, no matter what the season. The consistency of the fishery is one of the. . .
We’ve been featuring the videos of John Arnold—a.k.a scumliner media—for years, and they have run the gamut from simply gorgeous (“Always Worth the Trip”) to hysterically. . .
Dry-fly fishing in Montana’s magnificent Big Sky country is perhaps the closest thing to heaven for most anglers. But during the summer of 2015, I went there and encountered sweltering. . .