Here is a great video from Outside Bozeman and The Tackle shop on tying one of our special spring stone flies. This is a great pattern for the spring skwala and nemora stone fly on the local rivers.
The Bitterroot River Dry Fly Skwala Hatch is On! Despite the cold we had a great day fishing dry fly's.
With the fall like weather and cooler water temps the Madison River has continued to produce some really big fish.
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 that the fisherperson will sure love at a price that will save you some cash. Just give a call to the store and we can expedite one of these great gifts right out to you. Also remember Tackle Shop gift cards are available. We will sell a $120 gift card for just $100.
The long range weather monkey is saying a warm up in coming and that can spell some great winter fishing on the Madison River.
More seasonal weather has produced some good winter fishing on the Madison River. The river is in good shape with not much gourging. The gourging that has happened is mostly in the channels section below Valley Garden. If you stay above that the water should be open with just the occasional shelf ice.
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.
With the warm spring like weather the fishing on the Madison River has come alive. It may still be winter but the fish think it is spring.
Do you ever wonder what fishing guides do in the winter? Julie is a great example of a year round Montana Fishing Guide.
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.
The Madison River continues to impress and fish well day in and day out. The fish are still in the late winter early spring mode and are consuming brightly colored eggs and worms like it is going out of style. If you have been part of the egg madness the last few weeks you know what I mean
A great guide day on the Bitterroot River at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous.
This past week we had some great spring like weather on the Madison River that extends to today. This nice warm flip flop wearing weather while nice for the fly shop guy actually started some runn off and bumped up the river. What does this mean for the weekend fishing.
Fall fishing on the Madison River is just spectacular right now. I am not sure what is more vibrant the colors of the falling leaves or the brown trout. Each are dressed up for the party. While the Madison River continues to be really low and boney it continues to fish well. The brown trout are aggressive to both streamers, nymphs and egg patterns. If your looking for the fish of the year out of the Madison now is the time to forgo hunting for a day and throw some fur around.
With the spring weather the spring fishing is really improving. The river is in great shape but there is still ice on the banks and the Town Access and Valley Garden are closed but people have been walking in. Pallisades still has some snow drift issues but that will be cleared up shortly. The rest of the river is game on.