About Tonic

Angler’s Tonic is about living a good life with much of it experienced through fishing, meaning the places we visit, the people we meet, and the amazing things we see along the way.
We understand that fly fishing isn’t easy and we don’t portray it any other way; angling, in what amounts as a metaphor of life, rewards those who persist and punishes those who think all great experiences should be heavily sterilized and served on a silverplatter. Fly fishing is about frustration, self discovery and, sometimes, exaltation. It isn’t about buying a $600 pair of waders, a vented cotton shirt, plus an $800 rod, and announcing that you’ve arrived. Angler’s Tonic is a lot about us telling each other, at the appropriate time, of course, “Deal with it.”
Angler’s Tonic was created for people from all walks of life; dig into the editorial content here and you’ll learn a wealth of information that can be applied directly on the stream. But don’t expect a bunch of reinvented articles pertaining to basic knots, bow-and-arrow casts, and life-changing fish landed under beautiful sunsets.
Angler’s Tonic, above all else, is a community of like-minded people who know that life is short and each day ought to be secured by the throat and lived to its fullest.
Angler’s Tonic and its sponsors—all hand-chosen, dedicated companies that produce solid product and offer reliable service—invite you along for the ride.
CONTACT US! We welcome your support and ask for your feedback.
E-mail: greg_thomas@charter.net
Missoula, MT

12 Responses to About Tonic

  1. Lee Coyle says:


    You have an awesome website! This is Lee from the Iron Horse. Make sure you swing by again for some drinks. Hopefully I will have some good reports for you. I will be visiting this website quite regularly!


  2. Bernie Papp says:

    Any chance you may be updating Fly Fisher’s Montana in the near future? If not do you have any recommended reading that may do the same?
    I enjoyed the very useful content and style.

    • Greg Thomas says:

      I updated Fly Fisher’s Guide to Montana a few years ago by changing the title to Fly Fisher’s Bible Montana. Still all the great info just more timely. When I did that, my former publisher hired someone to write a new Fly Fisher’s Guide to Montana. I don’t recommend that book. The research I put into Fly Fisher’s Bible Montana represents about 10 years of fishing a couple hundred days a year and interviewing biologists every year, checking up on changes and trends in those fisheries. You can get the book through Frank Amato or you can buy direct from me. If so, I’ll sign a copy for you. Just let me know.

  3. Mat Trevors says:

    Loving the ‘Canada’ tag on the menu bar. Respect, yo! haha

    We got safely across the great white north & decided on Campbell River. And yes, there’s a spare bedroom…

    • Greg Thomas says:

      Awesome! I am jealous. It’s a bit late this year, but next spring we should definitely meet up and throw. I know where a few are hiding and I’m sure you do, too.

  4. Greg,
    I just found your Angler’stonic a few weeks ago. I am looking forward to poking around here some more.
    Fly Fishing Outfitters
    Avon, Colorado

  5. rick s. says:

    Got this link from the Slide Inn. This is a total departure from the mainstream BS online rags. Diversification is great, i am enjoying spending time here and enjoying your perspective on life as you live it. Carry on

  6. Anthony Bastian says:


    I want to know what happen to your Fly fishing forecast books? I would also like to say thanks for Fisher’s Bible to Montana, and the old forecast book as they have guided me to many streams in Mt, Id, and Wyoming.


    • Greg Thomas says:

      I sold Tight Lines to Big Sky Journal but they never got around to selling the ad space in it and it died. I have considered selling an online version. What do you think of that?

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