Archive for the ‘Montana’ Category

Trico Photos

John Beth has sent along a few more Trico photos from his trip to Montana’s Bighorn a couple of weeks ago. For those that have never fished big waters, the Trico hatch o the ‘Horn can seem unreal. But the big western rivers like the Missouri, the Henry’s Fork, Canada’s Bow, and others all have […]

Bighorn Tricos Heavy as Ever

My friend and long time fishing companion, John Beth, just returned from the Bighorn. He and his friends fished Trico duns and spinners, and plied the waters with nymphs and streamers in the off-hatch times. As always the ‘Horn was welcoming, and they did very well. John’s best in the Trico hatch and spinner fall […]

Clydehurst Christian Ranch 2016

Marc Williamson and I are teaching a fly fishing school at the Clydehurst Christian Ranch. Today (9/8/16) was registration and the opening comments. We introduced two knots to the group as a warm-up exercise. Tomorrow they get a good shotgun blast of information. Marc and I got in last night so that we could spend […]

Bighorn Anomaly

On their recent trip to Montana’s Bighorn, both Chuck Furimsky and Harry Schoel fished a backwater area and to their surprise, each caught a very nice smallmouth bass. Nothing wrong with smallies, to be sure, but where did they come from? No matter, they fought well and made a memorable trip for both friends.

Tricos on the ‘horn

My friends, Chuck Furimsky and Harry Schoel have been fishing the Bighorn during the Trico hatch. The spinners fall till about 11:00 in astounding numbers. The fish have been running 14-18 inches with a few larger. Great size fish on 6X and 7X and size 22-24 flies. The rest of the day its nymphs until […]

Clydehurst School 2015 Intro

Marc Williamson and I arrived at Clydehurst on Wednesday evening, and got ourselves organized in our cabins. Thursday morning, after breakfast, we organized the materials for the school and checked out our electronics, then packed a light lunch and headed downriver to fish a couple of nice runs that we had seen when driving in. […]

Tricos on the ‘Horn

Marc Williamson and I fished Montana’s Bighorn yesterday (9/9/15). There was a Trico hatch and spinner fall that was incredible. Biggest I’ve ever seen. The duns were on the water from daylight to about 8:30 am. They also hatch at night, so we were probably on the tail end of the emergence. Marc and I […]

Madison Valley Ranch

My friend, Scott Carver, President of PlanSource, invited me to conduct a casting clinic for some of his clients at his lodge, the Madison Valley Ranch, located on the east side of the Madison River, just downstream from Jeffery, MT. The clinic prepared his guests for a great day’s fishing on the Madison. And the […]

Madison River Outing, Day 2

Today—9/17/14—found us back on the Madison for a second day. The weather was a bit brighter, but there were still willing fish. Of course there were whitefish, as always. But today, there were more trout for me. In the early part of the day, I took several 10 to 13 inch rainbows. Tom Juergens found […]

Madison River Outing

Today, 9/16/2014 was spent fishing the Madison with Tom Juergens. The river is in great shape and the day was perfect: high clouds, the sun occasionally, and light wind. Tom had a banner day on trout with a 20 inch brown and a number of 15-17 inch rainbows, not to count a couple of big […]