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Blue Ribbon Flies

West Yellowstone, MT, United States

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Passionate about fly fishing, fly tying, customers service, and conservation for over 30 years....period.

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305 Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, MT, United States
406-646-7642 brf@blueribbonflies.com http://www.blue-ribbon-flies.com/
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What a beautiful day!  BRF guide, Tommy Cornell holding a fine Hebgen Lake rainbow that fell for a #14 Royal Wulff.  Instead of using an proper imitation to always match the hatch, a good attractor presented well, can produce even better results than the most precise imitations. They can also be easier to see among the masses of floating naturals. Our popular dates for summer guide trips are booking up, if you are interested in booking a guided trip for your summer days in Big Sky country, give us a call at the shop and one of our friendly staff will help book your confirmation. Photo - Pat Daigle #blueribbonflies #hebgenlake #dryfly #westyellowstone #bigsky #royalwulff #fishwiththebest @patagonia @montanaflycompany @simmsfishing @umpquafeathermerchants @sageflyfish
Words from the one and only, @johnjuracek #westyellowstoneflyfishing #bigsky #montana #wordsofwisdom #blueribbonflies #flyfishing #flytying #johnjuracek
There’s GOLD out in them thar hills, folks!  We hope the weekend is treating you well and that you’re able wet a line.  In many areas around the country, it is prime time to get outside, we’ve been seeing some amazing pictures from your corner of the world, keep them coming!  Here’s Scott and Mike holding some 24 carrot gold they found on the Missouri with BRF guide, Patrick Daigle. Remember this weekend is the Yellowstone National Park opener, and felt soles are no longer permitted within park boundaries. Stop by the shop on Saturday for some hamburgers, hotdogs, fishing tales, and the friendliest staff this side of the Pacific. We hope to see you!  #blueribbonflies #bigsky #missouririver #flyfishing #browntrout #westyellowstone #montana #flytying @montanaflycompany @umpquafeathermerchants @patagonia @simmsfishing @sageflyfish
What is your favorite color X-Caddis?  Being one of the quintessential Caddis emerger patterns ever developed, from Spring through Fall, the X-Caddis is just one fly you don’t leave home without.  #vitaminx #flytying #flyfishing #xcaddis #zelon #craigmathews #johnjuracek #blueribbonflies #westyellowstoneflyfishing #madisonriver #montana @umpquafeathermerchants @montanaflycompany
Hey gang!  We would like to introduce to you Andrea Sevcik.  Andrea is new to the crew at Blue Ribbon, and we are excited to have her on board. Her passion for fly fishing is as strong as ours, if not stronger, so she is a perfect fit.  Welcome aboard, Andrea! #blueribbonflies #westyellowstone #yellowstonenationalpark #bigsky #flyfishing #montana #fishwiththebest
We’re looking forward to sunrise on May 26th for Yellowstone National Parks opening day of fishing!  If you are in the neighborhood, remember to stop by for Blue Ribbon Flies annual Park opener BBQ. We’ll be grilling hotdogs and hamburgers to keep you fly fishing machines in tip top shape. Stay tuned for more water and fishing reports as the opener draws near. Photo - Pat Daigle 🍔🌭🎣#yellowstonenationalpark #blueribbonflies #flyfishing #flytying #montana #bigsky #fireholeriver #madisonriver #westyellowstone @simmsfishing @patagonia @patagonia_flyfish @umpquafeathermerchants @montanaflycompany @yellowstonenps @blueribbonflies
To celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, Allison and Jerry Benson of Savannah GA came out to Big Sky country for some fly fishing. Great choice if you ask us!! 👍🏻👍🏻Today was spent on the Madison River and as you can see, the smiles were large!  Here is Allison  and Jerry taking a quick pic before the release of her beautiful rainbow!  Zebra midges and micro Madison baetis were top flies for the day.  Photo-  Pat Daigle. #blueribbonflies #montana #flyfishing #keepemwet #barbless
From Days Gone By

—John Juracek

This is the nymph selection from Bud Lilly's 1969 catalog.  Anglers with enough experience (read old!) will recognize many of the patterns, and in all likelihood will have fished many of them.  Fly patterns fall in and out of style over time, so it's no surprise that the popularity of these flies has waned, if not died.  But what I'm most struck by is the lower end of their size range.  The smallest nymphs in the selection are 12's.  Around here these days, those are pretty big nymphs.  The sea change towards smaller nymphs—16's, 18's, 20's—on even the roughest of waters (Madison, Gallatin for instance) started in earnest with the introduction of the Serendipity around 1990.  I wonder where we'll be in another 50 years...
If We Are To Believe Homer, Fish Are Not For Heroes 

—John Juracek
Here I Am, Here I Stay

—John Juracek
Winter Grasses

—John Juracek
When The Brooks Are Sealed

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