How a Fly-Fish Guide & a Writer Spend their Honeymoon

Our honeymoon adventure was a road trip from Los Olivos, California back home to Philipsburg, Montana.  Following Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway, up the California and Oregon coasts.  Nice hotel rooms, camping, great meals, seafood, wine tasting, micro brews, amazing concert, hiking, fishing, biking and over 3,000 miles on the road. Tuesday November 8thContinue reading “How a Fly-Fish Guide & a Writer Spend their Honeymoon”

Guides Day Off

“Make hay while the sun shines!” This is the old saying for farmers, ranchers and fly-fishing guides around the west.  During primetime guide season days off are few and far between.  Near the end of August I ended up with few unexpected free days in a row.  Instead of using the days to refuel andContinue reading “Guides Day Off”

Fish On!

I try not to go overboard with gratuitous grip n’ grin pictures, but I couldn’t help myself…. Over the last couple of weeks fishing all around Montana has been excellent.  Being centrally based in Philipsburg, Montana I get the rare opportunity to explore & fish on a diverse selection of waters.  In the last monthContinue reading “Fish On!”

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”

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”