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Tag: Montana

Meet Winners of the National Fly Casting Competition

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing was recently host to the annual National Fly Casting Competition in Bozeman, Montana. The event took place on Friday, July 26, 2019 on the campus of Montana State University during the Fly Fishers International Expo. “A total of 27 PHWFF disabled veteran participants competed in two separate brackets for the finals in...

Podcast Episode: “Protecting the Montana Headwaters, with Scott Bosse”

In this episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, Tom Rosenbauer sits down with Scott Bosse of American Rivers. They talk about the Montana Headwaters Security Act, a 7-year program that will hopefully come to fruition in 2020. “It’s draft legislation for new Wild and Scenic river designations on some of the best rivers and streams on public lands...

How to Tie a Belly Bumper Bunker

The Belly Bumper Bunker is a new streamer series that Kelly has been working on using the new keel style hooks that he developed with Montana Fly Company. The hook he is tying on is very similar to the old Mustad 79666 that went out of production many years ago, but is a little different in two respects: First off, it has a little deeper gap than the...

"The Madison"

Montana state Fish, Wildlife & Parks has proposed limiting commercial access to the Madison, which now sees more than 180,000 angler days per year.  Is it a biological issue, or a social one?  Whatever the outcome, what happens with regulation of the Madison is likely to affect not only other rivers in Montana, but perhaps the whole Greater...

Drifting Podcast by YETI: Hilary Hutcheson

"My name is JT Van Zandt and I'm a fly fishing guide on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Being out on the water has always been the secret to unlocking my soul. A sense of calm comes over me and I feel like I can breathe. That feeling inspires deep thought and conversation with my clients I truly enjoy sharing perspective on human experience with folks I take...

Castwork: Tim Mosolf

Beaverhead River—Dillon, Montana “Hey, where did Tim go?” Liz asks. Our guide is missing. He was just standing here 10 minutes ago. We met Tim Mosolf early in the morning at Frontier Anglers in Dillon, right on schedule. We exchanged pleasantries, shot the bull a bit, and made plans for a day of fishing on the Beaverhead River. Then we poked our noses...

Video Hatch: "Heads or Tails"

Todd Moen captures the beauty of fly fishing near Dillon, Montana in the summer of 2010.