Jake McGlothlin

Big Bugs

by Jake McGlothlin on May 4, 2015

in Flies

Last weekend as part of a birthday celebration, I took Kaitlyn and her family out fishing.  It was Kaitlyn’s third time fishing, and her parents hadn’t been out in probably 15 years.  It was a really good time and it wasn’t even all that crowded out on the water.  Which for a beautiful spring Saturday […]

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Every now and then you get a chance to fish in places that are so amazing they stick with you for days after.  Earlier this week I had a very rare weekday off and that combined with sister Jess being in town meant a day on the water.  Throw in a free day for our […]

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Part 2 of our interview with Cortney Boice of Blue Halo continues today.  Click here to get Part 1.  Don’t forget about the 15% discount with code I5A07M36XZ0S on the Blue Halo store, valid until the 19th! What is your personal favorite thing to fish for, and how do you feel that fiberglass helps you enjoy […]

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Fiberglass rods are really making a comeback.  There are a lot more people fishing them, talking about them, and making them.  One of the companies that we’ve noticed getting a lot of attention (rightfully so, it would seem) is Blue Halo.  Cortney Boice was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule […]

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Hummingbird

by Jake McGlothlin on April 13, 2015

in Monday Mantra

Nicknames go hand in hand with fishing buddies.  You fish with someone enough and it’s just bound to happen.  For instance, Shane dubbed me Bigfoot I don’t know how many years ago and I’m sure that one will stick around for many years to come.  You just never know exactly when the moment will come […]

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Last week I had the pleasure of heading up to Craig and fishing the Missouri with friend and guide Ken Stock and my friend Ethan (more pictures and story to come later).  Longer distance trips with Ken usually involve early starts and lots of coffee.  That morning was no exception.  Ken makes a habit of […]

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If you don’t ski, your recreation options are pretty damn limited in winter.  You can go fishing, stay home and tie flies, maybe try snowshoeing a day or two here and there, and stay inside and watch movies.  There just aren’t too many options.  But once the weather warms up in Spring, choosing what to […]

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Baetis Time

by Jake McGlothlin on March 31, 2015

in Critters

One of my favorite hatches of the year is upon us.  The Baetis, or Blue Winged Olive.  We’ve been seeing sporadic hatches here and there for a while, but now we are finally seeing some more consistent numbers.  As water temps continue to warm up into the mid 40s in most places we’ll be seeing […]

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Spring is upon us!  Even in the places currently being blasted with snow over and over it is undeniable that days are getting longer, warmer days are sneaking in, and the signs of spring are everywhere.  Here in SW Montana the grass is greening, buds are showing up on trees, and song birds are singing. […]

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Things are getting busier around town and the shop these days.  The warm spring has pushed a lot of tourists from the ski slopes to the rivers.  We sure don’t mind, a busy March is nothing to complain about.  And after a winter of locals and more die hard fishing types, it’s kind of entertaining […]

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You always remember your first. Doesn’t matter what it is, you always remember it.  Good or bad it stays with you for life.  I would venture a guess that just about everyone reading this can think back to their first fish they caught on a fly rod.  For me, I have some hazy memories of […]

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Moments

by Jake McGlothlin on March 18, 2015

in Local's Prerogative

Fly fishing is a game of moments.  That moment when a fish that has been following your fly for ten feet decides to stick its nose up and sip it down.  That moment after days of standing hip deep in the river with nothing to show for it when you finally feel that big grab. […]

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When the rest of the family lived in Bozeman, Mark and I would fish the Gallatin a lot.  It’s close to town, has beautiful scenery and the fishing can be pretty damn good at times. When everyone went their separate ways I didn’t fish it that much.  This winter I haven’t it at all.  When […]

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It happens every year.  The weather gets nice and more people start fishing.  The tourists that are here to ski turn to the rivers instead.  Locals put thoughts of the slopes aside and head out to the local waters.  After a winter of peace and quiet the rivers are suddenly busy again. It’s always a […]

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In case you missed the first part of the interview, find it here.  Enjoy the rest of our ten questions with Fly Fish Food. What do you think are some of the most important things for fly tyers to keep in mind? THERE ARE NO RULES. We see a lot of guys get really hung […]

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