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Montana Fly Fishing and Climate Change

Montana is the iconic face of fly fishing. Trips to its famous rivers are the on the bucket list of many, if not most, fly fishers. What exists in preconception – to those who dream of fly fishing in the state – is more than matched by the reality of…

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Proposed Rules to Limit Guided Trips on Madison River

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) has released a draft plan for the Madison River that would limit the number of guided trips outfitters can run each day as well as cap the number of outfitters licensed for the Madison. The proposed plan runs from Quake Lake to the Madison’s…

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Don’t Tread on the Redd

Headhunters Fly Shop in Craig Montana has an excellent post today related to recognizing and protecting trout redds. A redd is a spawning nest cleared in gravel by the female salmonid (salmon, steelhead, trout). The female forms several depressions in the gravel forming egg pockets into which she deposits her…

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Bozeman Road Trip – And R. L. Winston Rod Company Tour

My son David, and his wife Jamie and daughter Bridget moved to Bozeman Montana last Spring. Two weeks ago I made a driving trip over to see them and their new house. A flight would have been quicker but I prefer driving and seeing the country whenever possible. And this…

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