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New T-Shirts Available Now

Our Shakey Beeley shirt is now available in a brighter Royal Blue color. We also have a brand new design available called the Montana Drifter, which is available in a Military Green Heather color. Both shirts were designed right here in Montana by our own Peter Scorzetti and Siana Mihova!

One Swing the Wiser

Photo by Jonathan Cheshire

Fall-run fish are now being caught with regularity on the Madison in the park. Shop employee Jonathan Cheshire recently caught this beautiful rainbow while swinging the early morning before work.

Dog Days Carpin’

Sometimes you just need to do something different. Sight-casting to tailing carp in shallow water can provide a great change of pace to summer trout fishing. 

Greybull River Panorama

Photo by Patrick Daigle

Blue Ribbon guide Patrick Daigle and the gang just returned from another great Greybull river horse pack trip. If you are curious what the Greybull country looks like, Patrick took this awesome panoramic photo which shows over three miles of the river valley. The cutthroat fishing was excellent again this year, and as a bonus, the group got to witness the recent solar eclipse as well. Stay tuned to this blog or to our weekly email newsletter for next year's trip dates!

Big Fish Like Big Bugs

It's been a good year for big bug hatches, with plenty of salmonflies, golden stones, and drakes around to get the big boys feeding. This beautiful brown was caught recently on a green drake by our own Peter Scorzetti. 

The Humpback Gene

Photo by John Juracek

There’s an interesting and persistent genetic flaw among a small percentage of Madison River brown trout, expressed as a “humpback” body shape.  The fish pictured here is typical of this form—a pronounced humpback from the rear of the head to the rear of the dorsal fin.  They act just like a normal trout, except when hooked.  While giving a good account of themselves, their fight feels different through the rod, with lots of rapid vibrations translated to the hand.  Our unscientific observation is that about 2% of the brown trout population is affected by this phenomena.  If you fish long enough, you’re likely to catch one yourself.

--John Juracek

A Perfect Summer Evening

It doesn't get much better than a warms summer evening on the Madison, with the beautiful views and trout rising to caddis. Caddis fishing has been very good over the last week, with the best action occurring just before dark, as usual.

Echo Demo Day is Here

If you're in West Yellowstone today, be sure to stop by to check out a wide range of Echo rods we have available to cast in the park or to take out fishing for the day. We'll also have some of Clay's famous pulled pork for lunch, so you won't want to miss out. The event lasts until about 4:00pm, so be sure to come on over.

A Perfect Specimen

Photo by Aaron Freed

This beautiful brown trout was caught by friend and customer Jeff Kurtzman on the lower Henry's Fork. Great fish, Jeff!

Salmonflies are in the Air

Salmonflies have been around on the Madison in the Park for a few days now, and fish have been caught on the big bugs. This pretty brown anxiously jumped on a well-placed Chubby Chernobyl near Madison Junction a few evenings ago.

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