Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 09/20/2018

The transition is over. It’s officially Fall in Yellowstone Country. Temps have been consistently below freezing in the mornings, autumn colors are in full effect, and the light has that unmistakable golden hue and low angle. Fall fishing is here as well. Fall hatches...

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2018 Demo Gear Clearance Sale

See below for a list of Demo Gear currently on sale.  All gear has seen light and limited use and is being cleared out to make room for new demo gear next season. All inquiries must be made via email to Justin Spence - jspence@bigskyanglers.com Thanks. Demo Rods Echo...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 09/13/2018

It’s mid-September in Yellowstone Country, and Fall continues to creep in with every passing day. The days are getting shorter, the mornings colder, and more and more aspens and willows are alive with autumn colors. We saw warm temps and the return of smoke over the...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 09/06/2018

September is a gorgeous time to be in Yellowstone Country. There’s a shift in the light which gives the landscape a warm glow as if you were looking through a faint sepia filter. The mornings are crisp, the afternoons warm, often calm, and there is a sense of ease and...

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Hatch Profile – Rhyacophila Caddis

Aquatic, stream-side entomology can be intimidating. There’s all that Latin to remember, and just when you start to feel like you know what you’re talking about, the taxonomy changes, and there’s more Latin to learn. Luckily for fly anglers, trout don’t speak Latin...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 08/30/2018

Fall has come early this year. It’s our final report for August, and conditions feel more like mid September across Yellowstone Country.  A strong fall storm rolled through the region this week bringing soaking rains, and high mountain snow. Last week’s smoky haze has...

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Big Sky Anglers Featured Fly – The Bouface

Originator:  John Barr Hook: TMC 5262 or equivalent, #4 or 6 Bead: 5/32” tungsten bead; black, gold, or silver Thread: 6/0 Uni in color to match fly Tail: Pine Squirrel Zonker Strip; black, olive, or white Body Dubbing: Ice Dub; black, olive brown, or pearl Collar:...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 08/23/2018

The end of our summer season is rapidly approaching here in Yellowstone Country. It’s colder and colder every morning, and the sun is setting earlier every night. The lush, green hillsides of July have dried to a golden amber, and terrestrials are the main fare on...

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Big Sky Anglers Featured Fly – JoJo’s Ant, Royal

Originator:  Joe Moore, BSA Co-owner Hook: TMC 100 or equivalent, #12, 14, or 16 Thread: 8/0 Uni, Rusty dun Tail: Widows Web, Black Abdomen: Ice Dub, Red Thorax: Ice Dub, Black Wing: Widows Web, Light Tan Legs: MFC Barred Sexi Floss, Golden Yellow Foam: Razor Foam,...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 08/16/2018

The first half of August is in the books, and we’re seeing some typical conditions for this time of year in Yellowstone Country. It’s been warm and smoky. The sun is setting earlier and earlier.  Aspens and willows are showing the first hints of yellow.  Crowds are...

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Big Sky Anglers Featured Fly – JoJo’s Chubbinator

Originator:  Joe Moore, BSA Co-owner Hook: TMC 100 or equivalent, #12, 14, or 16 Thread: Tail: MFC Z-yarn, Black Body Dubbing: Ice Dub, Cinnamon and Black Wing: Widows Web, Light Tan Hackle: Brown Legs: MFC Barred Sexi Floss, Golden Yellow Notes:  This is a hybrid...

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Hatch Profile – Spruce Moth

One of the most overlooked and misunderstood terrestrials in Yellowstone Country fly fishing is the Spruce Moth. Commonly known as the Western Spruce Budworm Moth (Choristoneura occidentalis Freeman) these native insects are naturally occurring and found throughout...

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Fly Tying Night with Matt Ebbers (aka @ebbsforce1)

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 8 - 10 pm Join us at the fly shop for an evening of fly tying, fish stories, and fun with custom fly tier and all around great guy, Matt Ebbers. You might not recognize the name, but if you spend much time on Instagram, you probably...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 08/09/2018

The “Dog Days of Summer” are officially here. It’s been hot, dry, and a bit smoky across Yellowstone Country lately. Fortunately though, we’ve seen good moisture by way of afternoon thunderstorms, and some downright chilly mornings with temps in the 30’s. This,...

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