Friday, October 16, 2020

Here is your weekend fishing report coming straight from our guides on the Big Hole River. We have had a recent snow storm in the mountains that has the Big Hole back above average flows for this time of the year. The Melrose gauge this morning was 509 cfs. The river is running clear and fishing pretty good on streamers and nymphs. Our guides the last few days have done well on yellow/brown streamers, stonefly nymphs and San Juan worms.

you can still take advantage of our October fishing special.

Please purchase your Fishing Licenses online. Click Here to purchase

COVID-19 Phase 2 Social Distancing and Sanitization Shop Regulations

In accordance with the directives of both the State of Montana and Silver Bow County, below are the rules for entering the fly shop

  1. No customers with COVID-19 symptoms may enter the fly shop
  2. Mandatory to practice 6-foot social distancing guidelines while in the fly shop
  3. All customers must sanitize their hands using our provided sanitizer before entering the shop
  4. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  5. Masks are required to be worn in the shop
  6. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  7. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase 

#4 Dungeon (Yellow) (Natural)
#6 J.J. Special
#4 Little Kim Copper
#10 Pat’s Stone (Natural/brown)
#6 Barely Legal
#10 Chubby Chernobyl (Orange)
#12 Mahogany Dun

#12 Purple Rooster
#12 Red Copper John
#12 Silver Lightning Bug
#12 Bloom’s Caddis
#14 Purple Haze
#16 Split Winged BWO
#16 Blue Winged Olive Comparadun

 Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock

Ross Reels Gunnison 5/6 in stock

 The New Scott Centric in stock

The New Scott Centric in stock

 Streamer season is here

Streamer season is here

Sunday, October 11, 2020

You can find the Ross Reels Limited Edition Animas 5/6 reel on our online store. 

The outlook on fishing this week looks good on the Big Hole River. We are into the prime of our October fishing in Southwest Montana. The next two weeks will be a perfect time to be here before winter sets into the valley. Streamers, Blue winged olives and nymph fishing has all been working well lately. Anglers streamers of choice have had colors of  black, olive and brown. Sub surface fisherman have been happy with blue winged olives and stonefly patterns. Some locations on the lower river have seen good mayfly hatches however most sections have had minimal surface activity.

It is the best time to listen to the fall sounds and beautiful scenery as you cast for one of the largest trout of the season. Flows on the river remain below average for this time of the year, but you are able to get your boat on all of the sections below Divide fishing access site. Please be aware of the spawning areas and do not walk on beds or fish for trout that are spawning. For the next three weeks you can take advantage of our Fall Special fishing package.

6 Mini Dungeon
#Mini Peanut Envy (Olive)
#4 Little Kim Copper
#10 Pat’s Stone
#10 Chubby Chernobyl (Orange)
#12 Mahogany Dun

#16 Spanish Bullet (Black)
#16 Jig Pearl Lightning Bug
#16 Purple Haze
#16 Split Winged BWO
#16 Blue Winged Olive Comparadun

 A spectacular brown from this week on the Big Hole River.

A spectacular brown from this week on the Big Hole River.

 New Scott Centric in stock now!

New Scott Centric in stock now!

 Ross Reels Limited Edition Trout Unlimited 5/6 reel in stock

Ross Reels Limited Edition Trout Unlimited 5/6 reel in stock

 Shop our 20% off Patagonia Sale

Shop our 20% off Patagonia Sale

Sunday, October 11, 2020

We have the new Scott Centric  9 ft. 5 weights 905-4 and 9ft. 6 weight 906-4 fly rods in stock!

Looks like we are down to winter flows on the Beaverhead River. It has been a great year on the Beaverhead and the fish are very healthy moving into fall and winter. They have dropped the outflows of Clark Canyon Reservoir to 50 cfs. It is a wade fishing only proposition now on the Beaverhead. The river is fishing well and running clear. It is rather easy to identify where the fish are at these low flows. You will find hatches of Blue Winged Olives right now. Check out our Fall Special fishing packages.

Check out our Fall 20% off Patagonia Sale. 

 Fall Rainbow on the upper Beaverhead River

Fall Rainbow on the upper Beaverhead River

 The New Scott Centric in Stock.

The New Scott Centric in Stock.

 Limited Edition Ross Animas Reel

Limited Edition Ross Animas Reel

 Shop our 20% off Patagonia Sale

Shop our 20% off Patagonia Sale

Friday, October 2, 2020

Fall is in full swing in the Big Hole Valley. We are seeing the cottonwoods change to the vibrant yellow/orange and the brown trout are getting into their fall splendor.  Many of the sizable brown trout are getting aggressive towards streamers and nymphs right now. It is a spectacular time to be on the Big Hole and enjoy the cool crisp fall weather before the snow flies. Streamers in the black, olive and brown colors are working the best right now. Currently, you will find hatches of Blue Winged Olives and Mahogany Duns on the Big Hole River. Enjoy this great time of the year while the weather stays mild.

Check out the new Scott Centric fly rod. We have them in stock and we are ready to ship to your doorstep.

Please purchase your Fishing Licenses online. Click Here to purchase

COVID-19 Phase 2 Social Distancing and Sanitization Shop Regulations

In accordance with the directives of both the State of Montana and Silver Bow County, below are the rules for entering the fly shop

  1. No customers with COVID-19 symptoms may enter the fly shop
  2. Mandatory to practice 6-foot social distancing guidelines while in the fly shop
  3. All customers must sanitize their hands using our provided sanitizer before entering the shop
  4. You are welcome to try on any clothing, but please let us know so that we can sanitize the product when you are finished
  5. Masks are required to be worn in the shop
  6. Restrooms will temporarily be unavailable to the public
  7. Fishing Licenses have to be purchased online. Click Here to purchase 

#6 J.J. Special
#4 Little Kim Copper
#10 Pat’s Stone
#4 Barely Legal
#10Chubby Chernobyl (Orange)
#12 Mahogany Dun

#16 Frenchie
#16 Micro Mayfly
#14 Jig Lightning Bug
#16 Purple Haze
#16 Split Winged BWO
#16 Blue Winged Olive Comparadun

 The New Scott Centric in Stock Now

The New Scott Centric in Stock Now

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