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Musings and other mental wanderings from inside the Tackle Shop in Ennis Montana

My Orvis Guide Day 4-7-2016

A great guide day on the Bitterroot River at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous. 

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Fishing Gear for the Madison Wind

The Madison is windy so make sure you have the correct gear to combat the wind.  

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March Madison River Newsletter

The March Newsletter from the Tackle Shop.   All the news from the Madison River.  

10 Early Spring Patterns for Montana Fish

While the calendar might say it is still winter but thanks to some El Nino fueled warm days the river and the fisherman are starting to wake up.  Good fishing can be found across much of Montana during this time of year and eager local fisherman after a long winter lay over are more than happy to oblige. 

 

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What Do Our Fishing Guides Do in the Winter: Julie Mattson

Do you ever wonder what fishing guides do in the winter?   Julie is a great example of a year round Montana Fishing Guide.  

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What Do Our Fishing Guides Do in the Winter: Nicky Acosta

Do you ever wonder what fishing guides do in the winter.  Sure from April to November they are busy floating some of the best rivers on earth but what do they do the rest of the year.    Each guide is different and has carved out a specific life for themselves.  In this series we will take some of our favorite guides and let you know what they do to get through the long dark months between guide seasons.  

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12 Days of Merry Merry Christmas--Day 10 Rising Brookie Net

Rising Brookie Net $75


If you have a fisherman on your list that i looking for a new net take a hard look at these.  Made of aluminum and almost bomb proof these nets have made a big stir in the net world.    Comes with a tag so that you can attach to a vest or bag as well as a eye in the handle for a lanyard.  Big Plus the handle is a flask and can store a few shots of your favorite libations for the post release toast.   What more could you ask for.  Comes in red, yellow, and grey.  

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12 Days of Merry Merry Christmas--Day 7 Orvis Recon Rod and Reel Outfit

Orvis Recon Rod and Reel Package  20% Off

These Recon Rods are the best mid priced rod on the market.  They combine the performance of a super high end rod at about half the price.   In fact right now we are give 20% Off on all rod and reel packages till December 24.  You will not find this rod on sale any other time during the year.   

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December Newsletter From The Tackle Shop

Check out our December Newsletter.  Our monthly ramblings and deals from the Middle of the Heart of Montana, the Madison Valley and Ennis.  

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12 Days of Merry Merry Christmas--Day 6 Encounter Stocking Foot Waders
Encounter Stocking Foot Waders $150

These are the best entry level waders on the market period.  Completely redesigned for the 2015.  

  • The new standard for value waders
  • Outer shell: 100% nylon. Laminate: 100% polyurethane. Liner: 100% nylon
  • Kangaroo style handwarmer pocket
  • Mesh zippered storage pocket
  • Attached, self-fabric gravel guards
  • Integrated belt loops
  • Wading belt included
  • Interior velcro strip accommodates our waterproof pocket(8G3H), sold separately
  • Anatomically correct, sculpted neoprene booties
  • Hand wash
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