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FULL FISHING REPORT LOCAL AND EAST COMING THIS WEEK.
Well I don't know about you guys but my Christmas was spectacular ! low key, relaxed, and surrounded by people I love. I have watched so many christmas movies, ate so much unhealthy food I am truly a happy camper. And now on to New Year's. I think it goes without saying that most of us are ready to close the books on o'l 2020 and I'm right there with ya. I've got some goals I want to accomplish this new year (Fly tying and fishing ...... not fitness) as I'm sure you all do. So why don't we put our focus and best foot forward into 2021 and leave this one in the dust! We are going to have some killer deals popping off in the shop that will definitely help you attain those 2021 IGFA dreams. So stay tuned and stay safe.
I cant believe it ! finally I'm going to get to see what that present actually is ! finally in 3 days ! And holy cow has this holiday flown. I don't know about you guys but I've thoroughly enjoyed the cozy evenings with my wife trying to decide which Christmas movie (or movies) to watch and also wishing and praying for a flurry of white flakes to appear in the night sky. Well it looks like the snow situation has been taken care of , at least for the time being. I hope all of you follow suit with me and enjoy these final days of Christmas. Eat an extra cookie, have another egg nog or punch, order a pizza ! and come by to see us for some of those last minute gift ideas for that angler in the family. The shop is s..t..o..c..k..e..d guys. And most of all Merry Christmas, be safe out there.
Dude where's all this stuff at ??? I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas and I'm a huge fan of the "Snow covered" kind, yes it can get old after a bit but I feel it adds a sense of magic to the whole deal. So come on ! bring it ! Not much on the docket for today, just wanted to wish all of you out there, wherever you may be, a happy December 19 . We have got some really cool stuff in the shop so stop in to take a peek and say hi. Happy holidays folks ! and may they be snowy !
Oh by the way, just in case you didn't have enough on your plate already, Christmas....... is next week........
yeah....... It always seems to blindside me every year, this one is no different. But its business as usual here at Lakestream Fly Shop. We are getting seriously stocked with some great stuff for the holidays, so if your like me and out and about trying desperately to check off all those Christmas boxes, Stop in and see us. But most Important, Merry Christmas ! enjoy the season and the people you share it with.
Ohh by the way ....... A fresh order from the good people at Whiting has arrived ! Combo packs, half saddles, capes, bugger packs... the list goes on. All perfect gift ideas for the fly tyer in your family !
Ohh yes its that time of year again....... Has been now for about 10 days, and I will tell ya, santa ALWAYS comes to the shop early! Which is a very good thing for all of you fisher people or loved ones of fisher people that are searching for that one perfect gift. Kind of like driving out in the middle of nowhere in the O'l four wheel drive sleigh to spot that perfect family Christmas tree and dig it out of the earth with your bare hands............ If you got the reference, thank you, I'll be here all day.......... But seriously guys
ITS CHRISTMAS TIME ! and amid all of the tireless reminders that our way of life is changed. We still gotta get out and fish and still have bugs to get going on the vice. And boy am I happy to talk about fly tying. We have just got a fresh order in from the good people at Hareline. Veevus Thread, Renzetti Bobbins, Wire, Tinsel, Squirrel tail, bucktail,.... The list goes on........and on. So if your hanging at home staving off the virus by cranking out bugs for the up coming season you need to stop in !
And for MY featured product I have to choose the Renzetti Ruby Tip Bobbin. This ladies and gentleman has to be one of the finest non disc drag bobbins I have used. I recently purchased one after going back and forth for a ......long time. As someone who ties almost exclusively with an adjustable drag bobbin, this one blew me away and now makes me feel stupid for waiting so long. The feel in hand is outstanding but what really stood out is the silky smooth thread control. I love it... hands down. and I promise ANY fly tyer of ANY experience level on your Christmas list will to ! Even if that person is you. Seriously treat yourself to one, you deserve it !
Merry Merry Christmas to all of you guys ! please let us know if there is anything we can do to make you or someone else's Christmas extra special this year !
Good morning from WINTER 2021 !!!!
What a week ... From Guide days to winterization .
The Lakestream Shop crew, and Guides have had an extremely busy first 3 weeks of October !!!
Thanks for all that fished with us over the last few weeks, and Summer of 2020. You, Lakestreams customers and fishing guests provide a living for over 15 Guides, Outfitters, and Shop Employees whom make their lives hear in the Flathead Valley .
Thanks to all who have been in and out of the shop all Summer and Fall. One of the busiest shop years in memory.
The shop has slowed to a crawl with the weather change , and the shift to Big Game General Rifle Season here in Montana.
Don't forget about the good fishing we have in front of us when we warm back to more normal Fall like temps.
Come see me or Nick in the shop for the fishing skinny. Some of the best BIG FISH trout fishing is still ahead of us.
LAKESTREAM GUIDES WILL BE CHOMPING AT THE BIT WHEN WE WARM BACK UP !!!!!!! BOOK EM !!!!!
Tell me you read this blog and take 20 % OFF ON ALL CLOTHING IN THE SHOP !!!
STAY WARM THIS WEEKEND
STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE
LETS GO FISHING !!!
CHEERS TO ALL
The case is stocked my friends. Stocked with machined and cast aluminum goodness. We've got all your big hitters (Abel, Nautilus, Bauer. and Hatch) and some really cool stuff from Redington, Echo, and Lamson. All price points and all sizes to fit any rod, any application. Come in and check em out !
So the title could be a half handed rip off of a beloved country song but.... that's what I've got for ya. Whew....... for all those out there braving the crowds, the heat, and shall we say the uh people of the eccentric varietal ............ I am pleased to announce. FALL HAS ARRIVED ! It officially arrived in our busy little town on the 22nd and has already gotten to crisping up the a1ir and changing the leaves to the bright reds and yellows we know and love. For me its a total sea change in the mind. Thoughts of cold mornings walking through the woods in search of that trophy . And quiet afternoons on a river whose water reflects all the splendor of the changing trees.
Yep I love fall............hands down love it. The scenery is beautiful, the weathers on point. And the fishing..... is really a "best of all worlds" scenario. Great dry fly opportunities, streamer eats and toothy critters are all in the crosshairs. The weather and the water is cooling down in a big way and getting our fishy friends thinking about calories, calories, calories, before the big freeze.
So what does this mean for us fishing people ? well.........only good things. Its time to start thinking about dry flies on cool clear days, the first appearance of our Hecuba mayfly (last of the big mayflies for the year ) and big black junk in the middle of the river. Its time to start thinking about that dumbbell eyed creature you tied months ago and all but forgot about. Fall will always be streamer season first and foremost. And although most of the time it can be a tough game to play, when it comes together it comes together in volumes. Truth be told one of my favorite bugs on the sub surface game (If we're talking about our Flathead river system) is the good old polar leech. No, not what I would define as a streamer. but ......damn ...... give it a try. Ohh yes and last but not least. It sure as heck is time to start thinkin about gear! We have a great selection of mens and womens fall duds to keep you warm and comfy out on those chilly days. "Rods" you ask , we are stacked, And one of our favorite manufacturers, Scott, has discontinued what has to be one of the greatest "cult follwing " rods ever made, the "Radian" we currently have a 9ft 5wt,4wt and 6wt in stock. THESE WILL NOT LAST. so if your in the market for a surgically accurate dry fly stick or a streamer cannon that cannot be outdone get in here ! Happy Happy fall to everyone we hope to see ya out on the water or in the shop really soon.