Monthly Archives: December 2011

Battling the Wind…

Although the river is clear from ice and slush, the wind has been ripping as steady 45 mph all week.  Unfortunately there’s not really any way to beat the wind, but there are ways to make it more bearable.  Fishing … Continue reading

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Strange weather forecast this week – 30-40% chance of snow or rain until Friday.  Along with the chance of precipitation is a strong W/SW wind between 34-50 mph, with gusts as high as 75 mph.  We haven’t seen anything that … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…

The Yellowstone has been changing daily.  Pockets of opportunity out there, and if you hit one just right the streamer fishing can actually be really good.  Definitely seeing some midge activity when the wind dies down too.   In general, … Continue reading

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Hardy 1 pc ProAxis 8 weight

In our 2011 8 weight shootout, we gave Hardy’s new 1pc ProAxis 8 weight props for being one of the best casting 8 weights ever made.  It feels as light as a 6 weight, casts accurately at all distances, and … Continue reading

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Armstrong’s Spring Creek

If you’re looking for some solid fishing opportunities this winter, the Spring Creeks are hard to beat.  We saw both midges and baetis on the water last weekend, and although rises were sparse we did see a few workable fish.  … Continue reading

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Bright Day OK

We were dealt some pretty tough cards on Monday, (not sure what trumps what –  freezing cold, gusting wind, or super sunny)?  Anyway, we stuck it out with streamers and I was surprised how well we did for such a … Continue reading

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Rene Harrop Dry Flies

New arrival today from House of Harrop – looks like Christmas came early…  Shadow box ready, these impeccable flies are some of the tightest ties you’ll find available anywhere in the world.  It is almost a shame to fish these … Continue reading

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Winter Fly Fishing

While Montana has certainly experienced a cold spell, we haven’t seen much early season snow yet.  They say in a true La Niña year, the moisture starts late, but when it finally starts to dump, it dumps.   I guess all … Continue reading

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Ice “On”

We’ve had a few folks call in this week wanting to float the Yellowstone.  While there are times in the middle of the winter you can pull this off, right now is not one of them.   Unless you’ve just … Continue reading

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