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February 9th, 2021

The 10 Best Fly’s for Spring in SW Montana

The Top 10 Patterns for Spring in South West Montana Spring in South West Montana can be  special time.  The rivers are awakening and the fish are hungry for the first significant food of the year.   Also, it is a great time to fish as most of the busy Tourist fisherman are still home and …

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February 9th, 2021

Guest Blog: Guides Fishing With Guides….

Guides Fishing With Guides… Tackle Shop guides don’t just guide the Madison, even though it is undeniably the capitol of the fly fishing world. In April, John Way called me up and said, “Scrunch, let’s go fish the Bitterroot today. I have to guide it tomorrow.” I had been on it for a quite a …

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February 9th, 2021

2015 Fishing Year in Review

With the turkeys of thanksgiving all consumed and Santa’s sleigh running us down, now is the perfect time to reflect and document the past season.   With light snow falling on an almost empty Main Street of Ennis Montana it makes all of us who live for the warmer months and the bustle of a busy …

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February 9th, 2021

Thoughts on the Mid-Summer Madison River

With it now being August it officially marks the mid way point in our season.   It is also the time of year when things are hot, dry and with lower numbers of hatches to keep the fish interested.   The party of June has come and gone and the big bugs are all but …

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February 9th, 2021

Tackle Shop Madison River Newsletter

Take a look at the new newsletter from The Tackle shop.  It is full of useful tips, Ennis happenings and fishing forecast.  Remember if you want to sign up for our monthly newsletter you can do that from the contact us on the home page.   Tackle Shop Newsletter

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February 9th, 2021

Lat. 45 Adventure Ministries Fishing Derby

On this past Saturday Lat. 45 Adventure Ministries held their first annual fishing derby, fundraiser and banquet here in Ennis.  Lat 45 is a local non profit that is dedicated to taking kids on no cost multi day back packing trips.  They feel that by getting kids away from modern conveniences and expose them to …

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February 9th, 2021

10 Best Dry Fly’s for June on the Madison River

The 10 Best Dry Fly’s for June on the Madison River. June in Montana is a special time, not quite summer yet but not spring.   Sort of an in between time where you can expect snow one day and 70 and sunny the next.  An epic battle between spring and summer played out each day …

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February 9th, 2021

Guest Blog: The River that Makes No Sense

The River That Makes No Sense….. Nicky Acosta and I were grabbing dinner at the Mccallister Inn after a day on the Madison. I was commenting that I had worked an island that looked perfect. The water in front it formed a perfect shelf with good depth plus good current. The water below and to …

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February 9th, 2021

5 Fishy Father’s Day Gifts Under 50 Bucks

With Father’s Day approaching we are seeing a steady stream of traffic looking for the perfect gift for the fishing father.   Many of these fathers are already customers and have most of the needed gear for any day on the water.   Also many of the people shopping for Dad do not know what …

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February 9th, 2021

12 Days of Merry Merry Fishmas. Day 2–Super Slim Fly Boxes

We realize the holiday season can be difficult, time consuming, stressful and crazy.  Especially if you have a fisherman or woman on your list to shop for.   We are try to take the stress out of this holiday season by giving you some ideas of great gifts.  Each day will feature a new gift …

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