Bitterroot Bull

He doesn’t care about the rising fish. Or the bugs.

No matter how long you have been working on that big fish that won’t eat anything you throw at him, when this guy shows up you let him go where he wants. There will be more fish somewhere else.

The Moose is loose

-The MAngler

Why We Love The Fall In Missoula.

The Fishing. Period.

And the hunting is pretty good too.

But the fishing mainly. Or both- “The Cast and Blast”…

Dry flies, Streamers, and the bobber rigs. They all work. And they can all bring up some nice fish.

The changing colors in the river bottoms. The cold crisp mornings. The predatory meat eating brown trout that will destroy your carefully tied streamer patterns. There is nothing like it.

Plus you can have entire stretches of river all to yourself.  Being able to take your time and work every nook and cranny without having to worry about someone beating you down to your next spot is a luxury.

Dylan, Taylor, and Zach all love fall fishing and would love to help put you on some great fish this fall. Stop by the shop for some fly suggestions and a point in the right direction. Don’t miss out on the fall fishing. It can easily be the best time of year to be on the water.

See you in the shop or on the water. We Love Fall.

-The MAngler

P.S.- The Mahoganies are here and the trout know it.

Interested in Fly Tying?

Have you ever wanted to learn how to tie your own bugs or just improve the skills you already have?
Sign up for our winter fly tying classes at The MAngler and learn from some of Missoula’s’ most accomplished and experienced fly tiers. You learn patterns that will catch fish all season in the Missoula area.
We have a sign-up sheet in the shop that is filling up fast and we want to see you in the shop brewing up your own creations this winter.
It’s a great opportunity to meet some new folks and enjoy some Coldsmoke along the way.
Stop by the shop and sign up!
-The MAngler

Game Time in Missoula

It’s Griz game day here in Missoula. And it’s game time on the rivers too.

The bugs are in big time and if you head out now you can still make the mid morning spinner fall.

There are some big fish sipping out there right now. Go and get ’em.

Remember if the GRIZ win we will have all flies 20% off tomorrow here in the shop.


-The MAngler