Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bugger Time!

As many of you know, the browns have been on the prowl, looking for larger “buggy” nymphs, buggers, and streamers.  Many guides are throwing darker colors which show up better from a distance, as well as some flashy flies like … Continue reading

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Missouri River Fishing Hot too!

While visibility is still not great, right around a foot in town, the Yellowstone River continues to steadily drop. The river is currently flowing at 9940 in Livingston this morning.  We have clients out on the Yellowstone this week and … Continue reading

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Green is Good

If you’ve fished the Yellowstone before, you’ve probably heard the saying “green is good.”  The Yellowstone is finally coming into shape and is now more green than brown.  During these conditions we fish bigger flies, usually black nymphs or flashy … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Fishing Report: Things Are Shaping Up

The Yellowstone River is getting  close, we expect it to start fishing well in about 5 days.  There were boats out on the water this weekend despite the visibility on the water below 6 inches and some fish being caught. … Continue reading

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Upper Madison

Still some stoneflies on the upper Madison right now, (near and above Lyon’s bridge).  Salmonflies, goldenstone, sallies, plus a mix of caddis in the evenings.  Dry fly fishing has been a little slower than nymph fishing, but those who are … Continue reading

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Montana Fishing Report

The Madison River continues to fish very well with hatches of salmonflies, golden stones, caddis and yellow sallies, all of which have the trout on the feed. The PMD hatch has slowed up on the spring creeks, but look for … Continue reading

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PMD’s, baetis, and sulphurs on the Spring Creeks

We’ve heard that the PMD hatch has already peaked and numbers are going down, but I was out there guiding clients on 7/11 and found a variety of bugs coming off… Even as early as 8:30 in the morning we saw … Continue reading

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Salmonflies On The Madison

With visibility at almost two feet on the Madison, the surface action with Salmonflies has become quite good.  The big bugs should be up to palisades by today.  While the fish are looking up at a more consistent rate, fishing … Continue reading

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Sage Z-Axis Fly Rod Sale!

The Sage Z –  Axis after a long run as one of the top rods on the market has been discontinued. All rods that we have left in stock will be marked at 30% off. CURRENT INVENTORY: 4 – Piece … Continue reading

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Yellowstone July Fishing Update

We have been getting quite a few calls and emails about the Yellowstone River oil spill over the past few days.  The spill happened a long way down river from us here in Livingston, just outside of Billings, almost a … Continue reading

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