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The Yellow Sally

The Yellow Sally

Jun, 20 2018

The Yellow Sally is one of the most common stoneflies that we see here in SW Montana during the summer months. They have been hatching on our local rivers for a couple weeks now and the numbers should start getting…

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Pebble Mine | A New Worrisome Update

Pebble Mine | A New Worrisome Update

Jun, 19 2018

About 2 weeks ago we were all under the impression that the horrifying montrosity, Pebble Mine, was on it's last leg after one of it's biggest backers, First Quantum Minerals, backed out. We knew that the corps of engineers was reviewing their latest…

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Fishing Salmonflies on the Madison River

Fishing Salmonflies on the Madison River

Jun, 18 2018

The Salmonfly hatch is working its way around the northern Rockies right now with the Madison River being “on deck.” Always one of the most exciting hatches of the year on the Madison River, the 2018 fishing conditions are looking…

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Trout Season - Last Call!

Trout Season - Last Call!

Jun, 17 2018

On Orvis' last Friday Video Roundup, we got a glimpse of our own backyard!  The video below features the Yellowstone River and some of our Bozeman fly shop friends and clients over in Livingston.  If you're waiting for our rainy…

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Fishing the Brown Drake Hatch on Lower Madison River

Fishing the Brown Drake Hatch on Lower Madison River

Jun, 16 2018

Every year, around mid-June, the evening skies of Southwest Montana fill with insects of every sort. Although often too early in the summer to be described as “prime-time,” there are always a few evenings in June that stand out, year…

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Madison Salmonfly Watch and Clear Water

Madison Salmonfly Watch and Clear Water

Jun, 15 2018

The rivers around Bozeman are finally decreasing their flows and clear water is rapidly becoming prevalent. With the Gallatin down to 2,600 CFS, Yellowstone to 15,000 CFS, East Gallatin to 220 CFS, and the Madison around 2,000 CFS water color…

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Bozeman Fly Shop Heads to Downtown Bozeman

Bozeman Fly Shop Heads to Downtown Bozeman

Jun, 14 2018

Come check out the FLYFISHTRUCK this Saturday at Bozeman Spirits in downtown Bozeman. Rain or shine, we will be there from 5-8 PM parked in between Bozeman Spirits and the Baxter Hotel, just behind the distillery patio. As always, we…

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Surviving Runoff

Surviving Runoff

Jun, 13 2018

At the beginning of April, I took a weekend trip to Forks, Washington with my sister and husband to celebrate my birthday and chase wild steelhead. I was happy to have landed five beautiful, ocean fresh, chrome fish on the…

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Fishing the Montana PMD Hatch

Fishing the Montana PMD Hatch

Jun, 12 2018

The pale morning dun (PMD), scientific genus ephemerella, a very important western mayfly, is a very fun hatch to fish and can vary from easy to incredibly difficult and technical. When it is good, it can be the most fun…

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Climate Change in Montana

Climate Change in Montana

Jun, 11 2018

Climate change has been an important topic of discussion for at least 10 years and it only gets more prominent as time goes by. Many people deny the existance of global warming despite some compelling evidence. Fly fishing will certainly…

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Top 10 Madison River Fly Selection for July

Top 10 Madison River Fly Selection for July

Jun, 10 2018

With over 1500 fly patterns to choose from in our Bozeman fly shop; selecting the best bugs for a day on the water can be a daunting task. Different patterns are always needed for different waters and different times of…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/9/18

Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/9/18

Jun, 09 2018

The Lower Madison is on the drop and fishing well! Flows today at 11am are at 3,930 cfs, which is the first time they have dropped below 4k cfs for the last couple of weeks. Reports have been good and…

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