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Fins and Feathers on the Fly

Fins and Feathers on the Fly

Aug, 15 2018

Next week, the week of August 19th, will be a wild one for the FlyFishTruck also kown as Fins and Feathers on the Fly. Amongst other things we will be at MSU's Catapalooza August, 23 and 24, to sign MSU students…

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All About Tying Threads

All About Tying Threads

Aug, 14 2018

A good foundation is the key to most things in life, and so it is with tying flies too. Choosing the right tread isn’t always a clear choice. Like many things tying it comes down to personal preference a lot…

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Getting Your Money’s Worth

Getting Your Money’s Worth

Aug, 13 2018

Every stand alone fly rod we sell in the shop comes with a warranty of at least 25 years. It seems like a great deal, but how many folks actually take advantage of rod companies’ fantastic customer service? To give…

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Smoke on the Water

Smoke on the Water

Aug, 12 2018

Upon first glance it looked like we were walking into a serious hatch Saturday night on the Gallatin River. It turned out those white flakes falling to the water were ash, not bugs. A couple wildfires that seemed to just…

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Fins & Feathers Staff

Fins & Feathers Staff

Aug, 11 2018

When it comes to knowledgeable staff, Fins and Feathers Bozeman absolutely does not have a deficit. We have folks working for us that have been fishing for well over 30 years and tying for just as long. With that being…

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Tricos on the Missouri

Tricos on the Missouri

Aug, 10 2018

A lot of dead flies don't swim jokes have been thrown around recently. Check out this Missouri River trico video. "Sipping Dry" is another good one. Tricos are out on the MO, one of my favorite hatches of the year.…

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High Water Year Hopper Love

High Water Year Hopper Love

Aug, 08 2018

Remember May and June, when our rivers were a dirty, torrential mess, when it seemed to rain everyday and clear water seemed impossible to find? Well, the old-timers were right. We are seeing the benefits of a long, snowy winter…

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Wind

Wind

Aug, 07 2018

We all know that fly fishing is an activity that can suck us in deeply. Despite how much we love this incredible hobby there is always a limiting factor. My limiting factor will never be the cold, rain, or snow, but one thing that…

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Streamer Fishing the Yellowstone

Streamer Fishing the Yellowstone

Aug, 06 2018

Streamer fishing is a totally different game than dry fly fishing or nymphing. It has a certain thrill to it that is generally not found with other fly fishing styles. It is very distinct in that you generally have no…

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Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park

Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park

Aug, 05 2018

Last week, my family and I got to check off another National Park from our bucket list.  From South Dakota, to Texas, to Montana - we all gathered together in a cabin between Estes Park and Allenspark, Colorado for a…

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Spruce Moth Mania

Spruce Moth Mania

Aug, 04 2018

Lately, we have had a lot of people coming in and asking about Spruce Moths. Are they out yet? What are they? What do you use for them? All valid questions. Even folks that have never heard have them have…

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Roll Casting Tips and Techniques

Roll Casting Tips and Techniques

Aug, 03 2018

The more and more you fly fish, the more you realize there are almost always obstacles in your back cast. This is why the roll cast is such an important skill to develop to be successful fishing in tight spaces.…

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