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New Mugs in Stock for the Holiday Season

Kirk Belding, a potter and Bozeman native, has been creating with clay since the early 1990s. He developed a line of trout inspired pottery while going to school at Montana State University. With the success of his trout design, he decided to leave the food service and construction industry and start his own pottery studio.

In 1997, Kirk began his current business adventure in Virginia City, Montana. As he was looking for a retail location in this quaint historic gold mining town, he found Bob's Place, which at the time was a bar without a liquor license. This became his new retail space, and home of the Amazing Bob's Place Pizza! So here is the full circle enterprise of Kirk Belding Pottery. Depending on the time of year, you will find Kirk shaping clay or pizza dough and bringing about works of art! 

So now for the science of the art, straight from Kirk himself...

The salt firing process:
In a self-made brick kiln, the propane torches are lit. Pieces undergo 16 hours of firing time at high fire temperature (2300 F). Then salt is introduced through ports in the kiln, and the flames carry the salt throughout the kiln where it melts on the art, resulting in a unique surface texture and coloring to each piece. So even with the same glaze, each piece has its own unique finish depending on the placement of the piece in the kiln, making each creation one of a kind!

All of Kirk's work is individually formed using a potter's wheel and a hand building process. Always Montana made with an exceptional, out of the ordinary style.

New Umpqua UPG Fly Boxes

We are very excited to stock the full line of Umpqua's new UPG fly boxes. These boxes feature Umpqua's new FlyTrap inserts, which are made of injection-molded TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer). This material is extremely grippy and will keep your flies in place better than any other material on the market, and is much more durable than comparable foam inserts. We have both the LT (Light) models and the HD (Heavy Duty) models in stock. Check them all out HERE.

Yellowstone Runners

Our friend Chester Allen has released a new book about the Madison's famous fall run of browns and rainbows. The book chronicles three weeks of fishing over the 2015 fall season, and also includes interviews with Craig, John, and Cam. If you enjoy fishing the Madison in the fall, you are sure to enjoy this book! Check it out HERE.

New in Stock: Fly Fishing Montana by John Holt

This is one of the most comprehensive guide books we've seen, and it covers nearly every water in the state. If you're in need of some guidance on fishing destinations, be sure to stop by and pick up a copy, or check it out HERE.

Stanley Products Have Arrived

We are pleased to now offer a variety of products from Stanley, including these sharp-looking logo flasks, which you can check out HERE. We'll be adding more of these products to the web store soon, but in the meantime, stop by the shop to check them out if you are nearby.

Shakey Beeley Shirts are Back in Stock

We've finally received a new shipment of our popular Shakey Beeley shirts, so if you've been waiting for a chance to snag one, the time is now. They are offered in both short sleeve and long sleeve in blue and black heather, and we are also excited to introduce the short sleeve version in olive as well. Check them out HERE

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.

New Silipint Styles are Here

Be sure to check out three new styles of tie-dyed Silipints, as well as a glow-in-the-dark version!

Summer is Here

The summer fishing season is here, and we are now fully stocked with all the gear you might need to be successful on the water. The fly bins are full, clothing racks are overflowing, and we're running out of room to display all the great products that have been rolling in over the last few weeks.

 

BRF Hydro Flasks Are Now In Stock!

We are proud to now carry Hydro Flask bottles here in the shop. These 32oz bottles will keep your cold beverages cold all day, so you can have an ice-cold sip of water any time, either on the river or when you get to your car after a long, hot day of fishing. These bottles also feature a laser-engraved Blue Ribbon Flies logo, so you can rep your favorite fly shop wherever you go.

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