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Hopper Fly Fishing Pattern Montana

The Cycle Of Flies

The Missoulian Angler Fly Shop is the oldest fly shop in Missoula, with over 100 years industry experience on staff. We’ve seen a few things in 35 years. This year we’re seeing Schroeder’s Parachute Hopper is hot, like microwave lasagna hot. We’ve stocked the Parachute Hopper...

Rock Creek Montana

Winter Nymphing

Unless you ski or snowboard, things get a lot slower in the winter. Slower traffic, slower getting kids out of the house, slow cooker meals- face it, things just don’t move as fast in the cold. The same thing applies to winter nymph fishing for trout...

BWO Mayfly

Technical Dry Fly Fishing

. . . . .to fish fine and far off is the first and principal rule for trout angling                                                                            Charles Cotton  1676 Fishermen were not always so adept at distance casting . . . . they were great skulkers and sneakers.                                                                            M.R. Montgomery  (from Hooked by Raye Carrington) Before we go all tech,...


Insect Biomass

Let’s start out with a few definitions. Insect biomass, for our purposes, is defined as the weight of all insects in a river at any specific time. Carrying capacity is defined as the maximum amount of life that can be sustained in a river system during the harshest...