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The Tackle Shop March Madison River Newsletter

The Tackle Shop March Madison River Newsletter

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Dear Friends,
It is all about to start here on the Madison River.  Our snowpack is piling up the river is looking good and the fishing is just around the corner.  In the next month we will be busy with spring fishing, a hosted trip to Belize with some great friends, new inventory arriving each day and the work up to the busy season.  There will be some great fishing right around the corner both on the  Madison River as well as in the Missoula area with the skwala hatch.  

Many times in the past we have been concerned with all the stuff life throws at us and we have not solely concentrated on fun.  The look of pure joy on the young lady face above reminds us that there is more to fishing than just numbers and size.  It is enjoying the journey and appreciating each moment and fish.  The theme of our season is have more fun than anyone else on the river.  

If your thinking of a trip this summer with your favorite Tackle Shop guide  on a specific date give us a call as some guides schedules are starting to fill.  Also take a look at a new full time guide for us Bill Denruyter below.   

Things are just about to start here on the Madison.  
Spring Special on the Madison

Spring fishing is the Madison River's best kept secret.  Cold water, hungry fish and beautiful scenery make the spring the guides choice. If you have experienced the Madison during the summer this is an entirely different river.  Once you fish the spring you will come back year after year. Take advantage of our spring special and save some money on the best of the Madison.

Spring on the Madison Stay and Play--March 15-April 30
2 Days of Guided Fishing and two nights of Lodging for two people   $440 per person

Day Trips--March 15-April 30
One Day of Guided Fishing for Two  $350

Skwala Hatch on the Bitterroot and Clark Fork Rivers

Some of the best fishing of the year is just about to begin in the Missoula Area.  The skwala stonefly hatch is set to start.  If you want to blow the dust of winter off and catch some fish on dry flies take advantage of our great stay and fish special.    

Skwala Stay and Play Package March 26-April 30
Two days of Guided Fishing for two and two nights lodging at a downtown Missoula Hotel
$550 per person

Madison River News

Looking Good!

To all of you who did the snow dance for us last month Thank You.  We got a bunch of storms and now the Madison and in fact most of Western Montana are looking good.  The Madison River is now at 109% of average snowpack for this time of year.  There is still lots of snow months left for the high country and lets keep it coming to ensure a good water year.  


Guide Bill Denruyter

Bill grew up in the Green Bay Wisconsin area but left after high school to follow his dream of being a guide in the west. We first met and hired Bill almost 12 years ago as a employee fishing guide on the Blackfoot River.  He has been guiding full time from that point on both on the rivers and in the mountains for Elk and Deer.  Bill has been our main Missoula Area guide for the past several years.  This year he is marrying a local girl and made the full time move to Ennis.  We are more than excited to add Bill to our stable of full time professional guides.  Bill or as we refer to him "The Last Best Bill" is a patient guide on the water with a serious fishy streak.   If he is not guiding Bill is in constant motion either chasing elk, floating, looking for shed antlers or snowmobiling.  

Fishing Reports?

If your headed to the Madison River to do some fishing swing by the website for the most up to date fishing report on the river.  We keep it fresh all season long so that you have the information you need to have a successful fishing trip. 

Great Gear for Spring Fishing
Silver Sonic Zipper Wader
These are the perfect waders for spring fishing.  You can keep the zipped up during the mornings when it is cool and unzip during the warmer afternoons.  

Hydros SL
Quite possibly the best trout reel on the market.  Orvis has done it again with the Hydros.  A completely sealed drag system so your good to go even for the salt and almost zero inertia on start up to protect those light tippets. 

The season is about to get going and friends old and new will make their annual pilgrimage to the cultural epicenter of Trout in Montana Ennis.   We are excited to see everyone and spend more time on the river than off it.  A wise man once told me "Success in life is not just the amount of time doing what you love it is more about how little time you need to do what you hate".  By this axiom the Tackle Shop family is very successful.  We love what we do and where we are blessed to do it.  I hope is shows in everything we do.   

As always if we can help in any way please let us know.      

Good Fishing and God Bless

John & Kayla Way
The Tackle Shop

John Way Posted by John Way

Guide, Outfitter and chief bottle washer for the Tackle Shop.  Recently developing his inter web ninja skills. 

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