A Letter from the Road

From my old pal Jay and how it all started. Jay Hyer How I Met Downtown Brown: It was the mid eighties. I fish with a group of slap-stick slap-water types called the Axolotl Society who annually converge on the unsuspecting residents of a western community and over...

Number of large trout in Madison River declines

By Brett French Billings Gazette 15 hrs ago A Madison River rainbow trout is released on the river near Ennis. The number of large brown and rainbow trout in the upper Madison River has declined below 20-year averages, and fisheries biologists are unsure why. “It’s...

Redfish

Like I always say, thank God for redfish. For saltwater fly fishing guides, when the bonefish, permit, snook or tarpon get hard to find, you can usually find a redfish. Not always, but usually. And when you find a redfish, it usually bites, but not always…...

Madison Plan…Breathe

from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, March 19, 2020. Fish and Wildlife commission postpones March meeting, delaying Madison decision By Michael Wright Chronicle Staff Writer 8 hrs ago Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission postponed its meeting for later this month...

Do you think you are a GREAT fly fisher?

What makes a truly great fly fisher? A pretty casting motion? The latest and most expensive gear? Instagram pics with your mouth wide open screaming obscenities?? Not really. It boils down to catching fish. How good are you? How do you stack up? I have been fortunate...