As the calendar turns to Fall, and leaves begin to change, it is amazing to think about how fast the summer has flown by. 2020 has been unpredictable and crazy for everyone, but thankfully the fishing has been one predictable thing to help it feel like a normal summer. It has been an extremely rewarding year to help peopleContinue reading “Sunset on Summer 2020”
It is the most amazing experience watching the passage of time through the growth of my little girl. Every summer seems to fly by but this summer has gone faster than any other before. It started in May, full of anticipation and uncertainty. During my first couple of guide days through the end of theContinue reading “Time Flies”
Recently I have been reflecting on how the sport of fly-fishing changes as we evolve as anglers.
Why wait till spring to get back on the water? There are plenty of trout to be caught throughout the winter when conditions are right.
The Christmas tree has been cut down and decorated, stockings are hung with care and we have rung in the holidays with the annual Yule Night Celebration in downtown Philipsburg.I must admit that the Holidays, and Christmas, have always been one of my favorite times of the year. Just last weekend my wife compared myContinue reading “Meaning of the Holidays”
Labor Day is just around the corner and the “dog days” of summer are in the rear view. Hard to believe that the season has gone by so quickly, but there is still plenty of great fishing ahead through September and October. This summer has been filled with long beautiful days, great clients andContinue reading “Summer Highlights”
This spring has been all about exploring. Discovering new stretches of river, new side channels, new honey holes, new dirt roads and hiking new trails. I have spent most of my free time in the Big Hole Valley. Floating and exploring new sections of the river and discovering new areas in the Anaconda Pintler WildernessContinue reading “Exploring the Big Hole Valley”
“It’s NOT just like riding a bike, John!” My buddy Josh yelled from across the river as I lost another fish. This type of banter is very common when on the water with good friends, but it also made me realize that practice is an important part of fly-fishing. A brutally cold winter, working withContinue reading “Just Like Riding a Bike?”
After enduring multiple days of sub zero temperatures in Montana, its hard to not dream about warm summer days and casting dry flies to rising trout. Recently I have focused my attention on the tying vise and restocking on the essential patterns, but you can also spend some time surfing the internet and improving yourContinue reading “Winter Tips: January 6, 2017”
“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”