Salmonfly Frenzy

Set, set!  There it is!  Fish on!  Bam!  Oh yeah!  Fish off!  Son of a #&*$@! These are the echoes that fill the air through the canyons of Rock Creek as the annual emergence of the famous Salmonflies cause both trout and anglers alike to go into a frenzy. The trout have endured the longContinue reading “Salmonfly Frenzy”

Cleaning Up the Clark Fork

As an avid outdoorsman, and Outfitter, I believe it is important to take care of the resources that we enjoy everyday.  Last week I was lucky to be a volunteer in the 2nd annual Clark Fork River Clean Up sponsored by The Ranch at Rock Creek, the Clark Fork Coalition and Trout Unlimited. The participationContinue reading “Cleaning Up the Clark Fork”

Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch

Some days the fishing guides smile on you & some days they don’t cooperate. About a week ago I spent 5 days floating the Smith River and due to water conditions I only landed 1 fish. Being slightly frustrated, my next outing brought me to the Roaring Fork River on a recent road trip toContinue reading “Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch”

First Time Experiences with the Fly Rod

I was 12 years old and had been fly-fishing with my Dad for about a year.  Until that point I had hooked plenty of trees, bushes and rocks but had yet to hook my first fish on a fly.  I was beginning to get really frustrated with this new fishing technique and was on theContinue reading “First Time Experiences with the Fly Rod”

Research & Development

Wikipedia defines Research and Development, or R & D, as: “A general term for activities in connection with corporate or governmental innovation. R & D is a component of innovation and is situated at the front end of the innovation lifecycle.” I have termed this spring my Research & Development period for McKinnie Fly FishingContinue reading “Research & Development”

Walleye on the Fly

Fish On!! While floating the Missouri River you often hear this phrase echoing from boat to boat.  Most of the time the excited angler has hooked into one of the healthy Rainbow or Brown Trout that inhabit the river. Sometimes you can be lucky enough to hook one of the other, more rare, species thatContinue reading “Walleye on the Fly”

That Time of Year Already…

As I was leaving the bar a few nights ago I stopped to talk to a buddy about some upcoming fishing trips.  Someone overhearing our conversation remarked to us, “Is it that time of year already?”  Both us being hardcore fly fisherman we responded emphatically, “It’s always that time!”  Meaning that, regardless of the weather,Continue reading “That Time of Year Already…”

Family Traditions Continue & Grow

For me, fishing has always been associated with family. My dad tells me that I was two months old on my first fishing trip and we continue that tradition to this day.  Some of my fondest memories include my dad, sister, and occasionally my mom, enjoying the great outdoors on a beautiful river or lake.Continue reading “Family Traditions Continue & Grow”

Fall Fishing in Yellowstone National Park

The Madison River inside Yellowstone National Park is a world famous fly fishing destination in the Fall!  Large brown and rainbow trout make their annual migration from Hebgen Lake to take part in the fall spawn.  This influx of big fish attracts anglers of all skill levels from hundreds, and even thousands, of miles away.