Winter has set into southwest Montana with our first significant snowfall last week. After the snow and cold has pushed us off the river we are finally able to take a deep breath after a fabulous season of fly-fishing. A short recap of the 2010 season was water, water and more water. Above average flows and steady hatches made for great fishing this season. The dog days of summer never came this year. We are in a cycle of great water flows in Southwest Montana. This was our third year in a row of above average flows in the Big Hole River. Clark Canyon reservoir above the Beaverhead River will again have above average winter flows, which we saw this summer made a huge difference in the health of the fishery.
We would like to take the time and thank all of the people that made the 2010 season a successful one. We enjoyed giving advice, hearing big fish stories, and guiding clients with smiling faces. Look for consistent blog posts this winter on fly-fishing advice, fly-fishing tactics, and stories about the rivers we fish; the Big Hole River, Beaverhead River, Madison River, and Jefferson River.