It seems like the Gallatin River offers up a doozy of an ice jam every bad winter the area has, and this year is no exception. Shane shot me over this picture a couple of days ago after driving out there to take a look. Sounds like the ice jam has caused some flooding and […]
Cam at The Fiberglass Manifesto is kicking off another 12 Days of Christmas special tomorrow, read all about it here. We think his ‘email a day’ to participate is a killer concept – one email to the contest email (you’ll see it tomorrow morning) and you’re entered for the day’s drawings. Nifty sponsors, enviable gear […]
Nothing ever quite works out like you plan it. It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple fishing trip, or a cross country move. And when things don’t work out like you want, you get frustrated. And when I personally get frustrated, I go look at water. I don’t even need to fish, or even have […]
Another home run. Killer tarpon images and a little Texas home cooking from friend of Chi Wulff Winston Cundiff of All Water Guides. Read it here.
After a couple weeks of warmer temps, flows are finally starting to come up here in Southwest Montana. Checked the Gallatin this morning and there has been a definite spike: Most of the small waters in the area are blown out, and it won’t be too much longer before everything else is too. Time […]
It was bound to happen and it finally did. My four year old Korkers Guide Boots finally gave up the ghost. The felt peeled back on one boot, the lacing system works itself loose every few hours, and a lot of the seams are worn and stretched to the limit. While the soles are replaceable […]
Via friend of Chi Winston.
Friends and enemies back home in Montana have been telling me for weeks now: 1) How good the nymphing has been on favorite waters. 2) How tired they are of winter. 3) How amazing fish counts are on the Missouri and other rivers this year. 4) How concerned they are about the beer battles brewing. […]
You know it’s time to reevaluate your life when you’re friends start using you as an example of what not to do. In our little circle, to “Pull a Jake” means to choose work over fishing. (Hat tip to Mark for that little gem.) It’s kind of like realizing you need to get a haircut […]
Now that March is finally here it’s time to start getting ready for the upcoming season in earnest. Winter is in the home stretch, the days are getting longer, and the snow is slowly receding up the mountains. It won’t be too much longer before grass is greening up and pre runoff mayflies fill the […]
Smith River permit draw winners were posted today – you can check the list here. We were fortunate enough to draw a pre-runoff slot for the float week of 30 April. The main risk of an early float is skinny water, though our resident futurist projects this April will be a warmish one. (The NWS’s […]
Ian and Charity at R&R Fly Fishing snagged this nifty vid of a hatching blue quill mayfly recently. The vid shows the process in real time – a rare capture.
Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies from The Upthink Lab on Vimeo. A heaping spoonful of ‘I’d rather be there than here’ after (for some) a three day weekend.
Walk on Water from NRS Films on Vimeo. Rivers sometimes are a lot more than simply fishy places. Respect.