The Journal

1 year ago

Major FlyWise Update

The FlyWise mobile app is the leading resource for anglers seeking flows, regulations, maps and important data on the go. We have been working hard all winter to make this resource even better. The new front page of FlyWise features an interactive flow chart, hourly weather with sunrise/sunset ...

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1 year ago

How to Jump Start Your Career as a Fly Fishing Guide

Thinking about making a career change and working as a fly fishing guide? There are a few ways to break into the business. It's not always easy but once you get that first gig, you can grow and advance your career. Have Realistic ...

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1 year ago

4 Ways to Get Through the Winter

November was fairly mild in the Rocky Mountain region and the fishing was decent. Winter has now officially arrived and I watched slush float down the Clark Fork River this morning. I'd say it's pretty unfishable at the moment as are many rivers in the ...

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1 year ago

Time for Fall Fishing

Last week it was 90-degrees in Montana then Labor Day weekend came with rain, sleet and snow. Archery season opened for big game and fall stormed in without warning. Not a bad thing at all but our streamer boxes have a few too many gaps from spring log jams. ...

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1 year ago

The Yellowstone River is Closed to All Recreation - Now What?

In an unprecedented move, the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks closed the Yellowstone River and it's tributaries to all forms of recreation. That means fishing, floating, rafting, swimming, playing fetch with your dog, etc. It's a quarantine to prevent the spread of a deadly parasite ...

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1 year ago

Hoot Owl - Protecting Our Trout

  As the summer temperatures rise, water conditions become dangerous for fish in some areas. In Montana, we protect our fish with mandatory hoot owl restrictions. This means fishing is restricted when water temps become dangerously high. When the water temperature rises above 70-degrees, it becomes stressful ...

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1 year ago

Off the Grid - Searching for Backcountry Trout

  Summer means crowds and hot days in the popular river valleys. Why fight the crowds when you can pull out some maps and get busy exploring the backcountry. You can have streams and lakes to yourself with easy, willing trout. Here's our process for hitting ...

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2 years ago

Late Storms Helping Summer Flows for Montana

We wrote about the concerning warm weather in February and March this year. The low level snowpack was disapeering and we were worried about another year of low summer flows. The spring brought us some relief with storms pushing through in April. Just enough to ...

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2 years ago

FlyWise Mobile Update - New Local Expertise Feature

You asked for local fishing reports and we are delivering.We have been working hard to develop a section specifically designed to deliver reliable local fishing reports. Upgrade to FlyWise version 2.1 and you will gain access to this ...

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2 years ago

Time for Runoff

  I haven't been following the exact conditions for every state but runoff is here in Montana. We had a spring storm system in western Montana and now the sun is shining. Everything is bumping and will likely stay that way for a few weeks. Here ...

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2 years ago

Top 7 Summer Multi-Day Float Trips

  Summer is just around the corner and it's time to get organized for those incredible multi-day journeys that sear memories in your head. Remote river canyons have a way of creeping into your soul. The nerves and unsteady feeling moments before ...

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2 years ago

Spring Fishing in Western Montana - Is Winter Over?

  It's hard to complain about sunny days in the spring. I spent the last 4 weekends fishing and they've all been really good. Most my time has been on Rock Creek but the Bitterroot also fished well. I caught numerous fish ...

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2 years ago

Artist Spotlight - Casey Underwood

  During the summer of 2014, a friend and I were waiting in line for a beer at the Draught Works Brewery in ...

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2 years ago

Top Nonprofits for Angling Conservation

  Navigating the sea of conservation based non-profits is an overwhelming task. So many options are available with varying mission statements that things can get confusing. Here are a few of our favorites that align with our core values and make a big impact on legislation ...

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2 years ago

Pyramid Lake - Giant Trout in the Desert

Less than an hour drive from Reno, Nevada lies a massive alkaline body of water called Pyramid Lake. Pyramid is one of several remaining lakes in the Great Basin region that were once connected to the ocean. Today, Pyramid has no outlet but it does function as the terminus ...

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3 years ago

Backcountry Solitude

Great look at some New Mexico backcountry from Redingtongear.  We couldn't agree more with Maddie's perspective on Flyfishing.   Find Your Water: Season 1, Episode 4: Backcountry ...

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3 years ago

Bucknasty Browns

The boys at Montana Wild are at it again!!  Finding Bucknasty Browns somewhere "south" of Montana.   BUCKNASTY BROWNS // Full Film from

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3 years ago

The Girl & the Marble

The Girl & the Marble gives us a good look at Marble Trout in Slovenia.  What a beautiful fish and country.  Great work Lotte Aulom(reelgirl-flyfishing).  

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3 years ago

AHTI Fish The World -Tyenna river Tasmania

Check out this video with a monster brown from the Tyenna River in Tasmania.  Oh and SNAKES!! Nice work Alexis Pageau.   AHTI Fish The ...

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3 years ago

Fly Fishing for Big Pikes - Part II

Interesting intro in this video from BlackBay followed by some big streamers for massive pike.   Fly Fishing for Big Pikes - Part II from

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3 years ago

Video: Big Browns During "Flood Water"

The guys from Montana Wild out pitching some fat streamers during "flood water," looking for some brown beauties.  

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3 years ago

Change of Pace

Great footage of clear water, cutthroats, and bulls by @sosflyfishing.  Not surprisingly, they don't name their location. Typical fisherman.   Change of Pace from

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3 years ago

GoPro: Fly Fishing The Trinity River

GoPro gives us a good look at the Trinity River in Northern California.  This river will be featured in future updates of the FlyWise App.  

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3 years ago

Zach in Patagonia: Project Healing Waters Visits PUMA Fishing

by Zach lazzari The first week of January delivered ...

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3 years ago

Water Power Rotisserie

We wouldn't mind pitching a few streamers next to this contraption.  Where do we get a Fred Flinstone rib roast like that?      

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3 years ago

Zach in Patagonia: Post-Holiday Blues

by Zach lazzari So I should be here, telling you tales about the glory of guiding. Long days, lots of fish...big fish, non-cancerous sunburns thanks to my new Buff and an ass that ...

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3 years ago

Zach in Patagonia: Welcome Back

 by Zach lazzari    It all started off on the wrong foot. I was a little burnt out on the travel sequences; guiding, serving, working ...

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3 years ago

Video: "Winterfish" by LOOP

LOOP Media's new short video is great. It's a welcome change of pace from the steady stream of "extreme" fly fishing films that seem to be the norm these days.  It's very simple but well done. 

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3 years ago

Public Lands Measures To Ensure Habitat Protection, Sporting Opportunity

From Trout Unlimited | www.tu.org WASHINGTON, D.C.— In a major bipartisan breakthrough, the House voted today to approve a number of important public lands measures that were attached to the federal defense reauthorization bill, including measures that would protect vital ...

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3 years ago

Beyond Access: Why Private River Bottoms Are a Conservation Catastrophe

 Written by Zach Lazzari The day began wonderfully, my first guided trip although I myself had been a guide for 3 seasons. One of my favorite clients offered an open seat on a guided float down the Rio ...

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