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Monday, May 21, 2012

May and Summer is almost here.

This 2012 spring has been one of my favorite springs of all time!  After a great spring Skwala Stonefly season, my wife and I headed south to Moab, Utah with our Airstream trailer and two faithful yellow labs for ten days of mountain biking and hanging around in the desert of Southern Utah.  I got back to Missoula fished a couple of days and then headed to the Florida Keys to fish for Tarpon for four days.  Although the Tarpon catching wasn't all that great I jumped a couple, feed some more, and had a huge number of shots at big ones.  It just wasn't meant to be since the weather and wind wouldn't give us a break.  Even though we had a really good snow pack this year in Western Montana, it seems tha the temperate spring has the snowpack coming off earlier than the last couple of year and our Salmon Fly fishing should be off the hook this year!  I would look for them to start as soon a the 1st of June and last until late June.  Things are really shaping up quickly around here so if you haven't booked any days yet get ahold of me and let me or one of my guides show you just how good fishing can be in the Missoula area.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


First off just want to say thanks to my customers who made this one of the best springs ever.  Even though the water conditions were tough at times you all stuck with me and we had great fishing.  The bug hatches were excellent right up to April 20th so get on board for next year.
  Summertime.  We are headed into the primetime of the year.  It starts on the Missouri this month with caddis and baetis and then by the first week of June we should have great Salmon fly fishing around Missoula.  We have a great snow pack this year contrary to everywhere else in the West and conditions look like they are shaping up for a great season.  I believe this is going to behave like a normal summer season with awesome dry fly fishing all the way through.  I still have some dates available personally and can always set you up with a great guide so give me a call or check out the website or like us on facebook.  Thanks again and tightlines!