CRUISING THROUGH JULY

Happy mid July to all fishy friends out there. Summer is flying by. Dont forget to get out there and do some fly fishing before Summer is gone. The Flathead river is still fishing great daily despite the heat and the bright sun. Think terrestrial in the middle of the day. Unlike the rest of…

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Fun On The Flathead…

This last week has been super fun on the Flathead River. Dry flies all day long and lots of fish eating them. PMD’s are filling in the riffles and just about every where there are willing fish eating your bugs. Early or late it’s all good! Fish a chubby up top and a smaller bug…

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Material review : Steve Farrar’s SF flash blend

If any of you have known me for any amount of time, chances are you’ve heard me preach the gospel on this material. Steve Farrar’s SF flash blend is some of my favorite stuff to tie with, and probably one of the most versatile materials on the market. Wether its saltwater bugs, big streamers, or…

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The Rig…

Whatcha fishin? Hear it all the time. So here goes…. 9′ 5 weight Scott Flex fly rod, Nautilus XM reel, fl. orange backing, 6 weight ARC 99 Fly Line, loop to loop knot, ARC 9 foot 4x leader cut back to 7 foot, double surgeon knot, 2.5 foot of ARC Flurocarbon 4X tippet, Improved Clinch…

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The Hip or The Sling

So over the years the industry has given us an almost dizzying array of different ways to carry, pack, haul and sling our gear. For a while the good old fashioned fly vest in faded muted tones was the only thing you saw around the river and there are some who still hold the good…

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Single Dry Fly Time…

the Flathead River is in perfect shape right now. Fish are feeding and there are bugs on the water. Golden Stones, Caddis, PMD’s and a few Green Drakes still popping off late in the day. So many bigs to choose from? Which ones to throw? I’m a big fan of the Golden Stone Fly right…

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