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Spiral X Loomis Asquith

Spiral X Loomis Asquith

Mar, 26 2019

I’ve now been in the fly-fishing retail industry for 19 years as the owner and managing partner of Fins & Feathers of Bozeman. Over the years, I have bought, seen, and fished with hundreds of pieces of equipment claiming to…

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How to Tie a Pat’s Rubberleg | Bozeman Fly Shop

How to Tie a Pat’s Rubberleg | Bozeman Fly Shop

Mar, 25 2019

Spring means active stoneflies, which means trout will be crushing these aquatic critters. The Pat's Rubberleg is not a particularly natural looking stonefly but it is one of the most effective patterns when it comes to tricking fish that have…

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Finding Joe Brooks Trailer

Finding Joe Brooks Trailer

Mar, 24 2019

All of us at Fins & Feathers of Bozeman are excited to share this trailer of "The Joe Brooks Story" with you. The full-length documentary will be premiering at MSU's Inspiration Hall on April 11th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. This…

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Scott Flex Fly Rod | Bozeman Fly Shop

Scott Flex Fly Rod | Bozeman Fly Shop

Mar, 23 2019

Our Bozeman Fly shop has over 150 flavors of fly rods all served daily. Ranging from beginner outfits to high-end specialty sticks. The mid price point has some fine casting rods and is the starting point for many USA made…

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Smallmouth Bass Pose a Threat to Bozeman Area Rivers

Smallmouth Bass Pose a Threat to Bozeman Area Rivers

Mar, 21 2019

Nonnative species in Montana have a history of wrecking havoc in the waterways throughout the state. In an attempt to preserve the Bozeman area rivers from the introduction of smallmouth bass Montana FWP has proposed poisoning a pond outside of…

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Fly Fishing Freestones Vs. Tailwaters

Fly Fishing Freestones Vs. Tailwaters

Mar, 20 2019

Fishing the Bozeman area is unique based on the immense amount of fishable/floatable waters. With over 225+ miles of cold trout holding waters within an hour drive of our Bozeman fly shop there is going to be significant differences between the…

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Missouri River Fishing Report

Missouri River Fishing Report

Mar, 19 2019

The Missouri River is fishing well and has ben seeing some 50 degree temperatures the last few days. Water temperatures are still rather cold, but the trout have to eat. Classic winter bugs like hot bead sowbugs or rainbow Czech…

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Favorite Five Spring Time Flies

Favorite Five Spring Time Flies

Mar, 18 2019

The mighty Delektable Worm is a flie that not a whole lot of people are anxious to brag about but will certainly tie on instantly first thing in the morning. When the weather warms up enough to rain, these little long and…

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Fins & Feathers Waderpalooza Recap

Fins & Feathers Waderpalooza Recap

Mar, 17 2019

Last weekend’s Waderpalooza wader fitting event was Fins & Feathers way of providing the place, time, and assistance to find the absolute best wader fit. Our Bozeman fly shop would like to thank everyone that attended for your participation and…

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Montana Fishing Film Festival

Montana Fishing Film Festival

Mar, 16 2019

The Montana Fishing Film Festival will be in Bozeman in exactly a week. Be sure to check out the trailer and get your tickets! Our Bozeman fly shop will see everyone March 23rd at 6 at the Emerson!

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Tying Some Skwalla Nymph’s

Tying Some Skwalla Nymph’s

Mar, 15 2019

Getting the fly boxes ready for Spring is always a fun chore. The Skwalla Nymph is usually one of the funner patterns to start with. This is one that I've been working on this week. A slight reinvention of the…

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BWO Fly Fishing

BWO Fly Fishing

Mar, 14 2019

It might be snowing here in Bozeman once again, but we are looking ahead to warming weather and the arrival the Blue-Winged Olive hatches of late March and April. This ever-popular Mayfly hatch typically kicks off in the spring when…

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