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With the salmonfly hatch closing in on our Bozeman area rivers, here is the tale about an epic day of fly fishing using nothing but salmonfly patterns on a River in Montana in the Spring of 2020. The year was 2020; early June. The river will remain unnamed. The fishing partner also requested to be left out of this recollection. An epic day of aquatic insects and dry fly fishing led to a life-long memory. Hungry brown trout, beers, and...

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If you’ve been out fishing around Bozeman lately you know that most of the rivers are on the rise and have a little color to them. Some have even blown out and come back a few times. Although this may only be the beginning of high and dirty water, not all hope is lost. Historically we get a couple waves of this pre-runoff before things get real ugly. Runoff is coming though, and to prepare...

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Join us June 21st, along with Patagonia Flyfish, Dylan Tomine, and Upper Missouri Waterkeeper for the "Headwaters" book tour event. There will be a book reading from Dylan, the author of "Headwaters", on-site wader repair, food, drinks, and more! Wader testing begins at 2PM, with doors opening for the book reading at 6PM. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 21st at our Bozeman fly shop!2PM-4:30PM: Wader testing5PM-6PM: DIY wader repair demonstration6PM-8PM: Book tour event with book reading...

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Yellow Sally nymphs are active all summer long. Stock up on some of the best patterns in reparation for the warmer months. About Yellow Sally Fishing Yellow Sallies are a premier source of calories for trout throughout the spring and summer. They are consistently prominent in most every Western river and imitating these plentiful bugs can be a fruitful endeavor for anglers in the warmer months. Sally nymphs are smaller than the other more well known stoneflies,...

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Happy memorial day from our Bozeman fly shop! If you have the day off we hope you get the opportunity to hit the water with friends and family and catch a few fish. We will be operating with normal business hours (8am-5:30pm) today so if you are headed out, stop by, say hello and pick up the gear you need for a great day on the water. It's supposed to be a wet Memorial Day so if you forgot...

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Memorial Day weekend has arrived and with it the rain and cold. High temperatures are only in the 50's for the 3 day weekend and the forecast calls for socked in conditions until Tuesday. This is the current fishing conditions by river and outlook for the summer. Fishing Outlook Overall, current snowpack and future conditions are shaping up to keep water levels and temperatures much higher and cooler respectively. So far our snowpack has melted in 2-3 day increments followed...

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Our FREE Fly Fishing 101 Classes are scheduled and open for sign-ups. Check out the dates and register for one of these summer fly fishing classes today! Fly Fishing 101 Basics of setup Casting demonstrations Dry land casting 1 hour classes FREE Learn more about all of our class offerings or put your newly acquired skills into action with a guided fishing trip.

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Our Summer, Foundations of Fly Fishing classes are scheduled. Sign up while we still have spots available! Our summer fly fishing classes are scheduled! Here is what to expect from the Foundations of Fly Fishing class. Foundations of Fly Fishing Basics of rigging and setup Casting Demonstrations Dryland and water casting (location dependent) instruction Proper fish fighting and handling techniques Basic Entomology Introduction to the essential knots used in fly fishing Overview and introduction to the essential gear and equipment...

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