For many anglers, the truest sign of Fall is the emergence of the Blue Wing Olives (BWO). Arriving after the first fall rains, the cold, cloudy days bring BWO’s out in big numbers. They continue hatching through October, and sometimes later. BWO’s hatch from late...
The Western Green Drake is a good hatch for fly fishing in Missoula, MT, but not the easiest to predict. It doesn’t come off as heavily as other hatches in the area, but can be strong in certain places at certain times. As with many...0
Sure, the salmon fly gets the press. It’s the biggest! It must be the best! Well, no question it’s good, but when it comes to consistently strong fly fishing in Missoula to stoneflies, the Golden Stone takes the prize hands down. The Golden Stones begin...0
If you ski, or know any skiers, you know the concept of a powder day. When 10” of beautiful powder falls on a Tuesday night in February, In Missoula, MT, a certain group of diehards fisherman are prepping their reason they can’t work the next...0
Pteranarcys californica. Salmon Fly. Willow Bug. Birds. Whatever you call it, when Salmon Flies emerge around Missoula, MT, these stoneflies can’t be missed when they’re on the water. A full 55mm long (that’s 2.1 inches!), they’re a three-course meal for every trout in the river....0
"Spring Fishing Report" The Bitterroot: We have been on the water the past few weeks. This past weekend was the first with great weather all weekend. The fishing has been very consistent sub-surface. Rubber legs and Worms on the inside bends have been the key. We...0
This is some of our favorite fishing of the year. If you like big fish eating tiny dry flies in rhythm, it will be your favorite too. One reason we love trico fishing is because it isn't easy. The big fish are picky and can get...0