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How to Tie the Chirono Cone

May, 29 2017

This is a great time of year to be heading to the area stillwaters while many of the regional rivers are too high or dirty to fish during the runoff. One of the most effective ways to fish these lakes…

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New Special Color Hatch Reels

May, 28 2017

The boys, and gals, at Hatch are at it again. They’ve just release the latest in the their limited color run series. However, this time around they’ve done not one but two new colors. Bead Blasted Sand and Bead Blasted…

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Bozeman Runoff Fly Fishing Update

May, 27 2017

The runoff, so far, has been slowly craning along at a leisurely pace throughout Southwest Montana. While this has been great for spring fishing, I think all of us are ready for a serious heat wave followed by a few…

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Montana Wildlife Federation Outfitters and Guides event- June 1st

May, 26 2017

I wanted to let people know there is going to be a little get together June 1st. Speakers are going to include fishing guides, outfitters, fisheries biologists, FWP officials and local business owners to discuss the changing environment and how…

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Aquatic Invasive Species Fee For Montana Fishing Licenses

May, 25 2017

I just wanted to mention to folks on their way out to Montana they will see a new fee on all fishing licenses. The fee is $2 for Residents and $15 for Nonresidents. The costs that Montana will incure is…

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Bear Reminder

May, 24 2017

The Population of the Grizzly Bear has been on the rise here in Montana and especially in our local mountains south of town.  I have heard of multiple Grizzly encounters between town and Big Sky already this spring.  I personally…

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Ryan with the early big brown.

Weekend Adventure on the Upper Madison

May, 22 2017

Last weeks cool temps provided SW Montana with a few days of lower water flows and some good fishing opportunities! On Saturday afternoon I took off to the Upper Madison for an afternoon float, a night of camping and another…

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Ranchers and Fishermen Collaborate to Help the Beaverhead

May, 18 2017

The above photo is a cool picture of the Beaverhead just below the Dam.Photos provided by Big Sky Fishing .com We received an email yesterday pertaining to to the flushing of the Beaverhead last week. It lookes like a couple…

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Missouri River Fly Fishing Update and Caddis Fest 2017

May, 17 2017

Just another spring day here in Montana, as far as I can tell. I spent the night listening to the sound of rain on the camper shell, interrupted every fifteen minutes or so by the heater turning on and off,…

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MGTU May Social

May, 15 2017

Madison Gallatin Trout Unlimited will be holding its final meeting of the season. Also Volunteers are needed for Stream Girls at Bozeman Pond, and for the Gallatin River Cleanup and Weed Pull.

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Two Weeks Till Yellowstone Park Fishing Season Opener

May, 13 2017

I just wanted to remind everyone that the Yellowstone Park Fishing Season opens in two weeks from today. We never know what to expect as far as weather or water conditions go, but I can say that the Firehole and…

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Runoff - Where Can I Go Fish?

May, 10 2017

The first taste of runoff always seems to sneak up on people. Hanging around the fly-shop these days you’d think the end-was-nigh, what with all the gloomy faces and frantic pleading that there just has to be clean water somewhere.…

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