Fly Fish Your Way Into 2017January 03, 2017
Now that 2016 is over, it is time to look forward to a whole new year of fishing fun, and we want to help by offering up our 2017 Fly Fishing Resolutions List.
Spend more time fishing. Voila! We are here to help with that. From the Bighorn to the Yellowstone to the Missouri to the Clark Fork, we’ve got you covered almost anywhere you want to fish in Montana. Make 2017 the year you finally fish as much as you deserve.
Be a better student. Take a few minutes to observe before making that first cast. This will cue you into what could be hatching or you could see some wildlife you might have missed when sprinting from car to riffle.
Be friendly on the river. We fish for various reasons: to be in nature; to challenge ourselves; for exercise; for solitude; for camaraderie; and many other personal reasons. Upon encountering other anglers, offer a polite “hello” or a “how’s the fishing?” You might meet a new angling friend or learn of an effective fly. If not, at least you earned some trout karma points.
Support your local fly shop. We’re lucky in southwest Montana because fly shops are alive and well. They are your best source for local fishing reports and free information, plus specials on closeout models and demos for all the new goodies.
Splurge on yourself. Pay the rod free for a day on a private spring creek. Pony up to send the in-laws on a guided trip - at least get them out of the house! Treat yourself to a new piece of gear or tackle that you've been eyeballing.
We like to get our season started with our Spring Special fishing trips - $400/day all inclusive guided fishing for 1 or 2 anglers from March 1 to April 30 - which are an easy way to splurge on yourself this year.