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Photo of the Day: First-Float Yellowstone Brown

Written by: Kubie Brown


Kubie Brown’s first float of the year produced this fine Montana brownie.
Photo courtesy Kubie Brown

The Yellowstone is still running high, muddy, and cold, but that shouldn’t stop you from fishing. It’s all well and good watching a trout in clear water rise and daintily sip a dry fly off the surface, . . .

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5 Tips For Fishing The Lower Madison At High Water

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


High water doesn’t have to be a problem, expecially in a shallow river like the Lower Madison.
Photos by Brian McGeehan

The Lower Madison–the section of the Madison River below Ennis Dam down to the headwaters of the Missouri–is one of the most reliable float fisheries in southwestern Montana during . . .

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Classic Tuesday Tips: 5 Things to Think About Before Leaving on a Fly-Fishing Trip

Written by: Kaitlin Groundwater, Madison Valley Ranch


Don’t let anything get between you and having a great time on your fly-fishing trip.
Photo courtesy Madison Valley Ranch

As a lifetime traveling fly angler, who now works in the fly-fishing travel industry, I have both experienced and observed several situations that can easily make or break a fly fishing. . .

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Photo Essay: Springtime on the Madison


Written by: Phil Monahan

Big browns are on the prowl in the early season.
Photos by Tim Savard, except where noted

My friends Lisa and Tim Savard live on the banks of Montana’s Rock Creek and run Savard Hospitality Consulting, consulting to fly-fishing businesses. They spend a lot of time on the. . .

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Pro Tips: Mother’s Day Caddis on the Yellowstone

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


A caddisfly blizzard on the Yellowstone is something to behold.
Photo courtesy Montana Angler

The Mother’s Day caddis is a legendary hatch, and one of my personal favorites of the entire year on the Yellowstone in southwestern Montana. There can be a literal blizzard of caddisflies in. . .

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Photo of the Day: Post-Spawn Madison Rainbow


Written by: Phil Monahan

Ryan and Otter celebrate the best fish of the day.
Photo by Josh Duchateau

Sheree Baxter—Guest Services Manager at Firehole Ranch, in West Yellowstone, Montana—sent me this cool photo over the weekend, along with a note: “Firehole Ranch guide Ryan. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Set-Up Rigs for Nymphs, Streamers, and Dry-Droppers

Written by: Luke Lowery


If your nymph isn’t at the right depth, the fish won’t eat it.
Photo by Sandy Hays

With the nice weather we’ve been having in Montana, anglers are flocking to the Madison. The most common questions I get in the shop are about how to set up a rig properly. I will go. . .

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