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Best Bozeman Area February Nymphs

Best Bozeman Area February Nymphs

Feb, 12 2019

February has been particularly cold the last few weeks but it looks like we may finally see some weather worth hitting the river. Water conditions will remain a little slushy and probably icy along the banks but if you find…

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Scissors | Fly Tying - The Basics

Scissors | Fly Tying - The Basics

Feb, 11 2019

Scissors are used in just about ever aspect of fly tying. There are countless variations and styles that do certain thing a little bit better and easier. When considering general purpose tying scissors, the main difference is blade length. The…

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Last Week to Apply for Smith River Permits

Last Week to Apply for Smith River Permits

Feb, 10 2019

Now is the time to plan summer fly fishing excursions and the Smith River is an absolutely great option. The likely hood of drawing a permit is very low but the 5-day float trip is a once in a lifetime…

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How to Make a Dubbing Loop

How to Make a Dubbing Loop

Feb, 09 2019

When getting into fly tying one will find that there is roughly 100 different ways to tie the same fly or even to complete a single step. This is no different when it comes to applying dubbing to a fly. Many…

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How To Keep Ice Off Your Guides

How To Keep Ice Off Your Guides

Feb, 08 2019

Its that time of year when iced up fishing guides keep a lot of us inside on the couch. Fishing becomes increasingly less fun when you can’t cast. Here are some ways to make fishing a little more tolerable in…

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Tiemco Adjustable Magnetic Bobbin

Tiemco Adjustable Magnetic Bobbin

Feb, 07 2019

Looking for the best bobbin on the market? Look no further. The Tiemco adjustable magnetic bobbin is a flawlessly designed and manufactured tying tool. This bobbin features adjustable spool tension and tube length. It is even self standing, so no…

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Winter is Tenkara Time

Winter is Tenkara Time

Feb, 05 2019

Winter fishing around SW Montana has been particularly popular this year, as we have seen more days in the 50’s than the typical sub-freezing weather.  Warmer days and cloud cover bring fish to the surface as the blanket midge hatches…

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Fly Casting Tips - Avoiding “Creep”

Fly Casting Tips - Avoiding “Creep”

Feb, 04 2019

"Creep" is a pretty common fly casting error that can really fowl up an anglers cast. A good amount of fly anglers are not even aware of this mistake but getting rid of it will greatly improve ones ability to…

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Winter Fly Fishing With Gloves

Winter Fly Fishing With Gloves

Feb, 03 2019

It’s about 7 degrees here in Bozeman, the wind is blowing, and its Super Bowl Sunday. Why not go fly fishing? If you were to go fishing today, you would certainly want a good pair of gloves. Having the right…

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Simms G3 Stockingfoot Wader | Bozeman Fly Shop

Simms G3 Stockingfoot Wader | Bozeman Fly Shop

Feb, 02 2019

The Simms G3 Stockingfoot wader has been redesigned and is now the most technologically advanced wader on the market. The upgrades in this wader have made it 190% more breathable than its predecessor. The G3 is loaded with features that…

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Fly Fishing the Gallatin River near Bozeman

Fly Fishing the Gallatin River near Bozeman

Feb, 01 2019

The Gallatin River snakes its way through the Gallatin Valley after leaving the Gallatin Canyon. Ultimately, the Gallatin joins the Jefferson and Madison rivers to form the Missouri River near Three Forks, Montana. The Gallatin Valley stretches of the river…

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If Keyser Soze Had a Fly Rod…

If Keyser Soze Had a Fly Rod…

Jan, 31 2019

I received a package last week from my friends at Orvis that I knew contained a few new rods. These were replacing the rods that I lost in a fishing/rafting debacle last fall, the Orvis folks felt some sympathy for my…

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