Tacky Fly Box
Recon 6-weight 9' Fly Rod
Recon teams a high-performance, fast action feel with light swing weight. With close-in loading prowess and the power for longer reach, Recon rods boast a completely new ferrule design, a modern shadow green blank, and covert black nickel hardware and reel seats. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont, and complete with aluminum rod tube, cloth rod sock and 25-year guarantee.
For the anglers who chase blue lines on topo maps and spend their nights bent over satellite imagery, plotting the next day's adventures. For those who manage riverside meals of granola bars and jerky, hastily consumed while watching rising fish. For anglers who would rather spend the day in the front of a skiff than behind a desk.
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The brown trout fishing on the Madison river has really started to turn on. We are seeing more and more browns in the net as they start their spawning process. as the spawn continues we will see more fish move out of the lakes and start their journey up river. Valley garden will be one of the best places for wade anglers to have a chance at one of these "run up" fish and floating anglers should concentrate there time from Varney bridge to Ennis lake.
The raining cold weather finally broke and the Madison river is starting to fish really well. We are starting to see some run up fish from the lake and the browns all throughout the river are starting to get active. Nymphing and streamer fishing will be your best bet for catching these fall browns that the Madison is notorious for.
Summer is almost over but the fishing on the Madison river isn't. We are starting to see some bigger browns getting more active. The river as a whole has been fishing about the same through out the sections. The fish are still eating terrestrials on top but the bigger fish seem to be eating more subsurface presentations. Streamers and nymph have fooled some really nice fish into the net this week.
Fishing on the Madison river hasn't changed a whole lot since last week. Hoppers and ants are still your best bet for dry fly action. the nymph fishing is still doing quite well and streamer fishing with olive and white sculpin patterns are starting to be pretty productive as well.