Most of our rivers here in South West Montana are one warm snap away from the inevitable run off and will creep over their banks. So if you need to get your fix, now is the time to get it. The mother's day caddis hatch has arrived and has trout looking up. We've recieved reports from the lower Madison of caddis so thick that you can't see the other side of the river. With so many naturals on the water the chances of a trout eating your fly is slim to none, so try throwing something that stands out like a para-adams or a bigger caddis pattern.
Even for those of us die hard anglers that fish through the snowy months, the winters can be a little long and drawn out. The last two seasons shop owners, Rod and Pam King, have spent several weeks exploring Argentina in the Patagonia region in search the perfect break from long underwear and icy fly rod guides.