Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Emerger It is spring and I have a song in my heart and it is not, “A Bridge Over Troubled Water”.  We are honored and grateful to be a finalist for the Orvis 2019 Fly Fishing Lodge of the Yearaward.  I am thinking of Dean Martin singing, “Ain’t That A Kick in The Head”. Snowpack is good […]

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Flyfishing in Southwest Montana

Women and Rivers On our refrigerator, I have a magnetic plaque with a picture of John Wayne in a cowboy hat from the movie Hondo along with the quote, “A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do.” This implied saving damsels in distress, taking on mountain lions with your bare hands, drinking whiskey neat, […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

January 4-5-6: The Fly Fishing Show, Denver Mart, Denver, Colorado.  Mike hosts our booth.   January 12, from 1-3 pm: The Sportmen’s Finest, 12434 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, Texas. In-store presentation. January 17, from 6-7 pm: Orvis – The Woodlands, 9595 Six Pines Dr, The Woodlands, Texas. In-store presentation.   January 22, from 6-7 pm: Orvis – […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Today is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, with Winter solstice occurring at 22:23 Universal time; in Montana, I will be looking at my watch around 3:23 p.m.  Also, looking forward to Saturday night’s Cold Moon, our last full moon of 2018.  With the Cold Moon, it might be difficult for […]

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Fly Fishing in Southwest Montana

Casting for Peace This is the time of year we aim high in our aspirations.  Our desires and aspirations are – Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All. This time of year, in Southwest Montana the world is a little quieter, a little more peaceful and a little more serene. The following are some quick […]

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Fly Fishing Schools in Southwest Montana for 2019

April 25 thru April 30, 2019: This is considered Graduate school for anglers with more experience with the emphasis of honing your skills. Think of it as immersion therapy. $3250 per person includes six nights and five days lodging, all meals, classroom instruction, 5 days of guided fly fishing. May 2 thru May 7, 2019: […]

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Fly Fishing Schools 2019 in Southwest Montana

April 25 thru April 30, 2019:  This is considered Graduate school for anglers with more experience with the emphasis of honing your skills. Think of it as immersion therapy. $3250 per person includes six nights and five days lodging, all meals, classroom instruction, 5 days of guided fly fishing. May 2 thru May 7, 2019: […]

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Fly Fishing In Southwest Montana

When you are tired of the Smith River in Montana you are tired of life. This is bastardizing Samuel Johnson’s thoughts on London but it is apropos when referring to the Smith River.  2019 will be our 26th year of outfitting on the Smith River making us the oldest and largest outfitter (we own 26 of 73 commercial […]

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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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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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