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February 9th, 2021

Streamer Fishing the Madison

Being a self diagnosed streamer addict, I was eager to get up to Ennis and throw big streamers for browns. Hailing from Colorado, Montana was known as the streamer fishing mecca.  I’d hear stories and see pictures of prehistoric brown trout being landed with 5 inches of rabbit, schlapen and marabou hanging from his mouth.  …

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February 9th, 2021

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

Julie Mattson Everyone who has come into the store knows Julie.  She is the smiling person that is always eager to help with fly selection, learning a new knot and is the person that teaches a bunch of our fly fishing 101 classes. Before returning to her native home to work for the Tackle Shop …

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February 9th, 2021

Making the Most of your First Fly Fishing Trip to Montana

Making the Most out of your first fishing trip to Montana Each year thousands of people make the trek from each and every state and other countries for their first fishing trip to Montana. They have been lured by numerous magazine articles, blog posts, tales and stories from the in the know crowd and they …

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February 9th, 2021

Crawling or hopping into August?

Standing on the banks of the river in shorts well quickly bring a reminder of the progress ant colonies have made this summer.  August is officially upon us and for me it has always signaled a time to look to the shrubs and grass before the seine net.  Yes there are ants along the rivers …

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February 9th, 2021

Dog days and tiny treats.

With the month of August rolling through we have had good reports of Callibaetis and Trico’s out on the lake. If you seek a little more movement in your fly line than the still water pursuit the upper Madison has been producing well and good news if you are planning on hitting the river this …

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February 9th, 2021

Clear and dry blue bird sky

The weather decided to help out the raising water temperatures with a cold front the last couple of days.  Despite the weather change people have been coming in saying that they have been doing good.  If you find your self in the midst of a thunderstorm and cloudy weather don’t be afraid to throw a …

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February 9th, 2021

A Madison river destination

Being my first season here in the Madison Valley there are several things that I am impressed with.  Whether it be the sheer number of insects in one of the intense hatches or how many different hatches you well see going on at the same time.  It is also amazing to see all of the …

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February 9th, 2021

Oh September!

Oh September what a glorious month it is to be on the Madison and in Montana. The first chill of fall, leaves of gold, cooler days and nights, and fish that are re-energized. If a person could only spend one week fishing the Madison each year and wanted good fishing, stable water and great views …

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February 9th, 2021

With each passing day through the heart of August

With each passing day through the heart of August the question we get at the shop the most is what access point has the most hopper’s.  Good news bad news is I have yet to hear about one specific section of the river having the banks loaded up with hopper’s, but everyday I hear reports …

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February 9th, 2021

Good nights creating good dry fly bites.

FlyAgra and Dust for the tips of fresh Leaders. With the appearance of the nocturnal’s skittering around at night the trout have really set their eyes in an up position. We have had a lot of people coming in stocking up on Chubby Chernobyl’s Purple Haze and Elk Hair Caddis to name a few. It …

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