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.
Everyone knows that working retail kinda sucks. The hours are odd, you often have to work holidays and weekends, and you have to take a lot of abuse. It sucks even more when your boss calls you up into the office and tells you that the store has been sold, and everyone in the company [...]
Monolation from Jess Dunlap on Vimeo. From PetaPixel today – Director and photographer Jess Dunlap spent all of 2012 creating the 4-minute time-lapse video above, titled Monolation. It comprises over 17,000 gorgeous landscape photographs, and features beautiful camera movements that make it feel as though you’re looking around and watching the world pass in fast [...]
The Naish Mana Air, a Bike and a River from Naish International on Vimeo. Yep, we’ve already run it. It’s still good.
Knowing damn well our household is full of refugees of the flu from hell today, Jake texted this over en route to Craig to fish a bit on the Missouri. May his waders leak and his hand-tied trial leaders fail at the net today. And long live the Idaho Spud.