Tag Archives: Montana

Montana Bull Trout Redd Numbers Decline

I love what bull trout bring to the table—a reason for kicking your ass to get into the backcountry where some of the best fishing for this native char is found. Each year I hoist the backpack and take off … Continue reading

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Best Montana Fly Fishing Trips—South Fork Flathead River

It’s time to start dreaming about the best summer fly fishing trips for 2020, and if we are limited to doing so within our state borders this year, I drew a good card—Montana offers a lifetime of fly-fishing adventure and … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Through the Corona Crisis: Rock Creek, Montana

We’ve been told to stay at home, but we can access public lands. A mixed message for sure. All I know is that I can avoid all human contact if I just steer my truck to the river and hike … Continue reading

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Trout Congress . . . aka, a good reason to fish Bozeman this fall

Fall can be busy but this may be worth fitting into the schedule, especially if you are vested in the well-being of trout. Trout lovers from around the world who are passionate about trout and cold water will be convening … Continue reading

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SIMMS’ Ode To The New Wade-Fisher

It’s not getting any easier to find “fresh” water these days, but the wading angler might have just as good a chance, or better, as someone in a boat. So don’t let your lack of floatation keep you from adventure. … Continue reading

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You Write The Caption 3

I took this shot on Montana’s Ruby River, just downstream from Ruby Reservoir. Lots of good fish in this stretch, mostly browns ranging between 14 and 17 inches with a few toads thrown in on the side. What do you … Continue reading

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The Egg and Tail

I’ve written about fall and spring fishing and my favorite setup during those times, but it’s worth reiterating especially after the communication I’ve had with a friend over the past few days. The setup I’m talking about is the GIE … Continue reading

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OK, You can have it for $107,000 now.

Lived in this house for eight years and it served me well. Sorry to see it go, but I have to find a place in my new home, Missoula, for me and the girls. This is a great house for … Continue reading

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Tom McGuane’s The Longest Silence

There are very few writers penning consequential angling essays these days, mostly because there are few outlets in which to sell those words and because there is a lack of imaginative writers on the angling scene. One exception is the … Continue reading

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