5 Tips For Fishing The Lower Madison At High Water

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


High water doesn’t have to be a problem, expecially in a shallow river like the Lower Madison.
Photos by Brian McGeehan

The Lower Madison–the section of the Madison River below Ennis Dam down to the headwaters of the Missouri–is one of the most reliable float fisheries in southwestern Montana during . . .

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Video: Living Rivers—Cast

At this year’s Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana, the keynote address was not delivered by some crusty veteran, offering pearls of wisdom from his decades on the. . .

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Classic Trout Bum of the Week: “Dirty” Mike Elliott

Written by: Abigail Dennis


Mike Elliott poses with a gorgeous Madison River brown trout.
All photos courtesy Mike Elliott

“Dirty” Mike Elliott isn’t your typical fly fishing guide. No, he’s a true Montanan: he hunts, night calves and seeks shed antlers. But he’s best known as one of Madison County’s best fly. . .

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Video: “Carpology” Part 1 by Todd Moen

Summer temps hover in the upper 90s, and there are rising carp on Montana’s Missouri River. Unlike trout or steelhead or bonefish, carp feed in a frenzy known to some anglers as the. . .

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Photo: “Orvis Girls” on the Run in Southwestern Montana

Written by: Maggie Mae Stone and Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff


Maggie (left) and Jenny shared a three-day tour of some of Montana’s iconic trout waters.
Photos by Maggie Mae Stone and Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff

We are #orvisgirls

The genesis of this was two years ago in Missoula, Montana at the Orvis Guide Rendevous. In a very male-dominated sport, it was no surprise that the few talented and able female anglers. . .

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Video: “Seasons of the Stone” Teaser

Here’s a great trailer for for an upcoming production called “Seasons of the Stone,” which will follow a group of ten female anglers across three states and 1,000 miles in the Greater. . .

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