2020 Year in Review

  The fishing season of 2020 is drawing to a close and as you might already suspect, it was a challenging year. I’m not specifically referencing the fishing, which I’ll get to in a moment, but maintaining a destination lodge business in the midst of travel restrictions, quarantines and economic shutdown is not easy. I… Read more

The World’s Largest Trout

  The time has come to tell the story. I’ve been reluctant to do so because I am a fly fishing guide, and people think that fly fishing guides are prone to exaggeration. Maybe you’ve seen the post cards. You used to find them out west in small, backwater towns, usually in little general stores… Read more

Fly Tying & the Bubonic Plague

Just the other day my wife told me to take a break from watching Sasquatch videos on YouTube and do something productive; therefore, I’ve decided to write a blog about fly tying. I’ve been tying flies for a long time – about 45 years. Granted, I haven’t been tying flies well during all that time,… Read more

Fly Fishing and Rock & Roll

  Judging from my conversations with anglers over the years, the overriding question burning in the minds of people everywhere is, “What are the connections between rock music and fly fishing and how significant are these connections?” Let’s explore this important issue. To begin, defining rock music is far from simple when you consider that… Read more

Thoughts on Winter Fishing

  Winter fly fishing in Montana is not for everyone. Judging by the numbers of anglers you see in February, it’s not for many people at all. But if you want a world-class trout fishery largely to yourself, don the merino wool and goose down and fish the Bighorn. The water is clear and there’s… Read more