Author Archives: Greg Thomas

Scientific Anglers’ Sharkwave Anadro—Streamer Chuckin’ at its Highest Level

Most of the West’s freestone streams are running bank-high or higher right now and they may continue to do so for a couple weeks. But soon, certainly by the Fourth of July, we should see a region-wide drop

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Don’t Fear The Merkin

If you’re a non-fisher, fly names, alone, could keep you from joining the ranks. Who are these sick beings, you might ask, after glancing at a list of the most egregious monikers. Take these, for example: some of the worst … Continue reading

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Slough Monsters: Spring is Prime For Montana’s Northern Pike

Had some fun putting this video together for Field & Stream and its Facebook page, Hookshots. This vid serves as a reminder that pike fishing is an option while most of our area waters are running high and fast. In … Continue reading

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Montana Caddis Hatch

One of the best early-season hatches of the year is the “Mother’s Day” caddis and it came off big time, well before Mother’s Day ever arrived. I shot this video on the Clark Fork River while fishing with Orvis’ marketing … Continue reading

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Mandatory Reading: A Passion for Permit

The first thing to behold when clutching this new two-volume set called A Passion for Permit is the sheer volume of work: combined, these two oversize and hard-bound books, which weigh about five thousand pounds each, total 1,665 pages. In … Continue reading

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Selkirk Caribou On The Brink Of Extinction

This is a true bummer, a unique species trying to make a go of it and getting no love in return. I mean, come on . . . caribou in Idaho and Montana? That’s worth saving. If we can’t save … Continue reading

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First Mountain Bike Ride

It’s early for mountain biking, but I still should have started in on road work a month or more ago. I took the bike out for a first of the year spin and my legs were barking before I got … Continue reading

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Never Be Without Drinking Water: Katadyn’s BeFree Filter

Katadyn BeFree Water Filter 0.6 Liter On two occasions, one being a backcountry day-hike for wilderness cutthroats and the other being a unique situation on

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Review: Cabela’s Guidewear 1/2 Finger Gloves with Coolcore

I got a couple pair of Cabela’s Guidewear 1/2 finger gloves over a year ago and spent all last summer and fall in them. Why? Because owning nasty sun-scorched hands when you hit your 50s and 60s isn’t what I’m … Continue reading

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Just Say No—to Labradors . . . for now

I went to the Great Rockies Sport Show in Missoula a few weeks ago and I didn’t stand a chance—both of my daughters were in tow and the show allowed a vender to sell Labrador puppies right next to the … Continue reading

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