Let's first start things off by expressing how thankful we are to have such an amazing and supportive local family here at Lakestream. It is your continued support that keeps our doors open during difficult times like these.
In light of recent developments and the announcement from Gov. Bullock on Tuesday, we thought it best to put out an update on how Lakestream is responding to the current situation.
Starting Monday, April 27th, business will resume to some level of normal. We will continue to be offering all the necessary fishing services that you may need for you to enjoy the outdoors and some fresh air. If you are anything like us, some quality outside time is much needed during all of this. In addition, we will be resuming our guided trips through the shop. This includes local river and lake trips, as well as our "normal" Missouri river spring guiding season. These new developments do not come without efforts to adhere to all guidelines set by the CDC and state. Montana's travel quarantine will remain in effect, and out of state travelers and residents arriving from another state or country back to Montana for non-work related purposes are required to quarantine for 14 days. This means that we will not be providing guide services to individuals who have been traveling out of state and have not completed their 14 days of quarantine.
All shop staff and guides will be taking the utmost precautions to ensure the safety of customers, clients, and themselves. Efforts will be made to maintain proper social distance in the shop, and meticulous cleaning and disinfecting will be happening routinely. These certainly are some crazy times, and we want to be sure that we are making the wisest decisions possible.
If you need supplies at the shop and do not want to come in, please call us at 406-862-1298 during our business hours, and we will bring items out to you.
As this situation continues to change, so will our response. Please stay tuned for any further developments as things move forward. We wish you and your families all the best right now. We will get through this one step at a time.
- Your friends at Lakestream
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. STAY WARM !!!
Mid February and we are all getting a little cagey. Keep on tying, keep on Winter Fishing. Spring fishing is just around the next bend.
Lakestream is hopping.
Larry's intro to Tying class is in to its second week of four, and Carstons after school program is in full swing, and the tying room is stocked, and we are ordering weekly.
If we dont have what you need in the Flathead Valleys largest fly tying room we will order it.
Dont forget about Valentines Day this Friday. Come get that special GUY or GAL something fishy from Lakesteam Fly Shop.
Some great fishing opportunities do exist on the warmer sunnier days in the Flathead, Clark Fork ,and Missouri this time of year.
WINTER GUIDE TRIP SPECIALS IN FULL SWING $$299 1/2 DAY LOCAL FOR TWO ANGLERS
$$399 MISSOURI, CLARK FORK FOR TWO ANGLERS.
Boats out most weeks.
Come see us , and shake off the Winter BLUES.
LAKESTREAM FLY SHOP WINTER HOURS
TUESDAY THRU SAT 10 TO 5
So ..... some new changes headed for our merry group of fly tyers. Thursday night fly tying will now be conducted on a monthly basis. This time of year can get pretty funky for all considered. Work, questionable road conditions etc , etc . We seriously feel it will be a better deal for everyone to make tying night a monthly event, A monthly event that will give everyone plenty of time to plan for, and will include featured tyers on whatever bug we are spinning up. Trust me it will be cool. We have lots of really neat stuff happening in the old tying room, Karsten Carlson will be starting an after school intro to fly tying in February. A great opportunity to get the next generation of fishermen and women into the craft. So yes "The times they are a changing," but they are changing for the better! This is tying season, and although we have are featured nights we are ALWAYS more than happy to help out with all of your fly tying needs. Never hesitate to stop in and ask ! Well there it is folks we will keep you updated on all the new stuff happening. In the mean time, stay warm and stay tying .
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL FLY SHOP NO MATTER WHERE IT MAY BE.
Ya know I gotta admit this is one of my favorite evenings. I have lots and lots of love for these little guys. I have seen some serious noses slurp them in and when the bite gets.....funky they have come through with stars and stripes. Emergers are a staple (or should be) in everyones dry fly box and you really can never have too many. They are serious weapon to those stud fish whose mouth seems to be zippered shut to every pattern in in your quiver. For this evening I don't want to have one specific bug on the table but would like to open up the floor to some free creative thought on these guys. And for those of you who might be needing to add some to the arsenal, this will be a great night to come out ! So guys and gals lets get some tied up. Doors open at 6 o clock ! look forward to seeing you there.
Please .......Please for the love of all that is holy come and check out the newest addition to the island of half off toys ! And let me tell you it could not be sweeter. We have a very healthy overstock of some absolutely kick butt In Touch full sinking, Sub Surface and Streamer Tip lines from Rio. Guys and Gals....... This is one to really take advantage of. These are normally priced at about 100 bucks retail, now are at a whopping 50% off ! If Any of you are looking for a new lake line for the Res or if Your favorite Bull trout line has just had enough, please stop in and check this out ! They will not last long.
Ok OK the holiday craziness has come to an end.......until next year. But now 2020 is in and its back to our tying nights. I apologize for the run around last week but this week are a go ! Our warm temps have been a blessing on our river system and those folks getting after it have been sticking some outstanding fish. So I think we are gonna go with our original plan for the "Pink Lucifer." This time of year pink is king and this bug has been very good to me . So Materials :
- Your favorite scud hook size 12 - 16
- Red copper wire in size small - medium depending on hook size
- Ice dub in pink
- Pink tungsten bead (size will also depend on hook)
So there it is guys and gals. Pink Lucifer is on the table for Thursday. Doors open at 6. It will be great to see you out there !
The Holiday season is behind ......Looking forward into the Winter bowels of 2020.
Time to get out there on these warmer Winter days and take full advantage of some of the better BIG FISH days we see all year. We love the winter bite. Sometimes not all that productive, and other days it will surprise the hell out of you. Solitude , and some world class migratory Westslope Cut Throat Trout.
Dont go early, and fish the heat of the day. Make a plan. Fish proper slow deep winter runs. Pick and chose wisely. Where you find one, there are more. Get deep, use split shot , have a reason to set on every drift. Those whom set more catch more. The takes are way subtle man !!! Pink is the ticket !!
Come see us at Lakestream Fly Shop. We will dial you in for Winter fly fishing success no matter where you are headed.
Lakestream has you covered from the Slat Flats to the Winter Trout, and Steelhead Haunts of the North West. We have the gear, flies , and expertise to help you succeed .
Dont forget about Winter Fly Tying. Lakestream is the Flathead Valleys only full service year round fly shop for all of your tying needs. Tying night free to all on Thursdays at 6 PM.
Intro tying classes start in February . Sign up now.
Winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 to 5.
Come see us at Lakestream Fly Shop.
Cheers, and TIGHT LINES