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The Year of the Dry Fly
This past years fishing season might just be one of the best we have ever seen. Huge amounts of snow fall and reserves kept most rivers cold and clear all summer. The completion of the Hebgen Dam on the Madison River to a true bottom release and a favorable summer season made for some outstanding fishing.
The weekend has begun and it is time to get out and go fishing. July is almost over and the dog days of august are just around the corner. Unlike other rivers in Montana that have been suffering from low water and high water temps lately the Madison is still holding strong .
Salmon fly season is a crazy time for dedicated fisherman, guides and shop staff alike. The arctic like days are at their longest of the year, fishing late is the norm and taking out with headlamps at 10:30 is common practice to catch the evening rise and make the most of this special time. This leaves all involved drained physically and mentally right when the bulk of the season is still in front of us. Here are 5 reasons to recharge and heal up from the after salmon fly blues.