Monthly Archives: January 2012

Yellowstone River Winter Fishing

Wind has by far been the biggest deterrent for fishing the Yellowstone lately.  With steady winds around 55 mph and gusts up to 70 mph, floating the Yellowstone can be regrettable.  The next couple days are calling for rain / … Continue reading

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Bighorn River Spring 2012

Bighorn in the Spring by Bob Bergquist Late March normally heralds the change in seasons here in Montana, and the ‘banana belt’ Bighorn Valley is one of the first areas to come alive. As the sun gets higher in the … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Angler: New Products for 2012

Nautilus Fly Reels now in stock!  These reels offer anglers the ultimate in performance and value, whether chasing Montana trout or Florida tarpon.  The FWX is one of the lightest trout reels on the market, has a bomb proof drag … Continue reading

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50% Off Overstocked Flies

Yup, that’s right.  We are overstocked on a few patterns due to last year’s high water and slower start and are selling them for 50% off on our Deep Deals page.   To re-organize the fly bins, we are blowing … Continue reading

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Battling the Elements

We didn’t get much snow from the storm, (maybe 2 or 3 inches is all).  Temperatures did drop significantly however,  the bank’s thermometer in town read -1.  Add a steady 35 north wind to that and your fingers will loose … Continue reading

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Yellowstone starting to Ice up again

Finally it looks like some snow is on the way.  Currently we are sitting at 79% snow pack and wondering what kind of year is shaping up for the Stone next season.    They say La Niña is supposed to … Continue reading

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Got Knots?

John Bailey (the owner of Dan Bailey’s) was nice enough to lend us his Chatillon tippet testing machine (which probably costs as much as my car) to collect data for an article we are writing for Fly Fisherman.   So far … Continue reading

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G. Loomis Two Handed Rods

Wind (rather than ice) has been the biggest factor keeping people off the river these days.  While the wind helps keep up the fight against ice, a steady 45 mph wind makes rowing a miserable chore at best, and in … Continue reading

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Streamer Time

So far 2012 has started off on a great foot.  Normally this time of year we’re not able to fish, but unusually warm weather is keeping the ice away (for now).  Unfortunately, along with the warmer temps there have been … Continue reading

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