A Quick Note on Textured Fly Lines
Just like when the Wright Brothers were trying to create an airplane, things don’t always go perfect on the first attempt with new technology. The same can be said with textured fly lines. When they first came out on the market there were issues. “Noisy” “Rough on the hands and guides” “Get dirty easily” are some of the most common complaints I hear around the shop. Well I can say textured fly lines have come a long way. Scientific Anglers have been tweaking their design constantly and have addressed most of the major issues against textured lines.
Quick and Dirty Fishing Report
Quick notes from the past few days of fishing Tyler and Ethan have been doing lately. Some hotspots, some maybes, and maybe some dry fly action! Dress warm, stay safe, and have fun!
Fly Tying Video: Leeches
Tyler whipping up some simple leech patterns using a dubbing loop. These quick ties can be deadly on the dead drift, or stripped in slower runs and lakes. Enjoy!
Things to consider when booking a guided trip
We are starting to get some phone calls inquiring about the 2017 fishing season already. Each trip is different, and we pride ourselves with customizing our trips to meet each client’s trip expectations. Here is a short list of common questions and suggestions to help you, no matter where you are planning to fish.
Fly Tying Video and Class
Shop staff superstar Tyler layin down some thread last night with one of his soft hackle bugs. A proven pattern, we should all fish soft hackles more often!
We will be having our first Introduction to Fly Tying class, Thursday nights (6-8) in January. 4 classes, $50 all materials and tools included. Come learn to tie flies in a laid back relaxing atmosphere! Classes will be kept small to insure plenty of individual instruction. Call the Shop (406)-587-9111 or stop in to sign up!
Weekend Fishing Strategy
Fish Kill Update
The Yellowstone River is now closed to fishing and all other recreational activities due to a fish-killing parasite. Read for more info.
Regarding Fish Kill and Hot Temps
Hoot Owl fishing restrictions and the recent whitefish kill on the Yellowstone are getting plenty of bad rap for the media. Read this blog to see our take on these recent events.
Fishing Tips - Dog Days of Summer
High air, water temps, and fishing traffic got you down? No worries! Here's a few tips on how the guys around the shop handle summer fishing around Bozeman.
Exploring New Country
I took advantage of having two days off in a row earlier this week by filling up the jeep with gas and gear and heading in a new direction. It felt good to log some long windshield miles again. Rumors of large unpressured trout kept the enthusiasm high. Even after living here for several years now, I am constantly reminded of how vast Montana is.