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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Written by Chuck Robbins Newsflash! The Big Hole River Salmon Fly hatch is now officially happening. Trout, some of them big, have been seen slashing the surface, crushing adult bugs from Fish Trap to Glen (and doubtless on downstream aways but I haven’t talked to anyone willing to brave the lower river’s plus 6000 cfs […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Participants from Virginia and West Virginia boarded planes for Bozeman Montana with high hopes and lots of anticipation. Trip Leader Bill Campbell had encouraged everyone to watch local weather web sites, read web sites about the location and the fishing, and make sure they were ready for big fish and a wonderful wilderness experience along […]

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Fly Fishing Southwest Montana

I thought about writing a goofy newsletter with space ships, Elvis sightings, J. Edgar Hoover singing Tighten Up with Archie Bell and Drells; but, my medication kicked in. I did have an image of the actor John Malkovich fly fishing in something called the Vegomatic. The Vegomatic was a set of headphones, wrap around sun […]

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Yes to Responsible Mining: Protect Clean Water and Taxpayers

The Smith River, A Ballot Initiative and Hope A few years ago, I was standing in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Inside the Cathedral people from around the globe paid homage to 800-year-old edifice.  I wanted to thank all the stewards of the Cathedral for last eight centuries that were allowing me my […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Ethereal Fly Fishing The sales pitch in this newsletter is short and sweet and something we must do to keep our banker smiling and food on the table. Bookings are excellent for our Smith River float trips with a few launch dates still available in May and July.  This is a five-day/four night camping trip, […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Montana Snow pack map indicates, at this point in time, the Smith River corridor and southwest Montana snow pack evaluations are in good shape as far as snow pack percentages.  Storms with additional precipitation are in the forecast and we feel very optimistic about the upcoming fly fishing season. February 23-25: Mike is hosting our booth […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

After a month on the road throughout Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Georgia, peddling our Montana fly fishing vacations, Mike returned home safely this week. Being the bold man of action that he is, Mike rests not; and therefore, we invite you to join us at the following events: February 23-24-25, The Fly Fishing Show, Pleasanton, California:  […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

In need of a special Valentine’s Day gift? Perhaps a unique birthday, anniversary, graduation gift? A fly fishing vacation in Montana is both special and unique with Healing Waters Lodge and Lewis & Clark Expeditions Fly Fishing Outfitters.  We have a variety of options for you to choose from: Healing Waters Lodge fly fishing vacation […]

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Fish Like a Guide, But, Live Like a Client Fly Fishing Schools in Southwest Montana

“He says education is the thing if you want to compete Because without it son, life ain’t very sweet.” Lyrics from the 60’s song “Color This Man Father” by The Winston’s. All I can say from this inspirational 60’s song by the Winston’s is “Amen.” You want to be a better angler where trout will […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Shape-Shifters Fly Fishing In Montana We spent the holidays bingeing on TV.  The world appears to be consumed by vampires, zombies, shape-shifters, warlocks, witches and extraterrestrials.  Not bad if you’re describing the political class but as a fly fisherman I seek a soft stream with gentle riffles and quiet rising fish.  The following is the […]

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