Winter Water

It’s now December here in MT.  Well, everywhere really.  But here, that means we’ve gone way past the tipping point between Autumn and winter conditions.  Big game hunting season has ended, and the stillwaters are freezing over.  We have many rivers that are open to...

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BC Steelhead – Fall 2019 Opportunities

Hi folks.  As you may know, I've been travelling to BC to steelhead fish and hosting trips for a number of years now.  Without questions, BC is one of my favorite destinations.  A unique place with wild rivers, big wild fish, and wonderful people and accommodations. ...

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Dispatches Volume 4 – Fly Fishing the Marsh in New Orleans, Louisiana with Matt Klara

Welcome to the fourth edition of Dispatches, a series which reports on the Big Sky Anglers crew as they travel the globe in search of angling adventures. Each edition of Dispatches features an interview with one of our angling pros while they are on assignment or traveling for fun. Our crew might be hosting anglers in a remote destination, guiding clients on our home waters, or exploring new fishing territory at home and abroad.

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 10/25/2018

T-minus 10 days and counting! Yellowstone National Park will close to fishing next Sunday, November 4th marking the unofficial end to the 2018 season for us in Yellowstone Country.   Last year Justin and the shop staff were forced to hike into the Park to make their...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 10/18/2018

What a roller coaster ride we have been on with the weather! Indian Summer is back in full effect across Yellowstone Country, and we’ve earned it. Snow, wind, and cold temps plagued the region for the last two weeks. The conditions may have been rugged, but the...

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Get Involved

This post includes no fishing tips, fantastic stories, or casting secrets, but the topic, should you choose to participate, may greatly influence your angling and the angling of many others for the better.  This post is a call to encourage everyone out there to get...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 10/11/2018

I would say with confidence that fall is here and here to stay. We had both snow and rain with more on the way, and temps are ranging from the high 30’s to 40s’ for the rest of the week. As Steve mentioned in the last report, the battle of the seasons has begun and...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 10/04/2018

Fall in Yellowstone Country is like a heavyweight title fight between two legendary contenders, Summer and Winter. You never know how the fight will unfold, but you always know who will win. Some years it’s a long, punishing slugfest. On other years, it’s a quick KO....

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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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Tierra del Fuego Sea Trout – Estancia Despedida

Big Sky Anglers is excited to be able to offer two open spots at Despedida Lodge during the prime time in 2019.  This adventure includes 6 full days of fishing, from March 10-15. If you’ve ever thought about sea trout, please feel free to get in touch, and we will be...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 09/27/2018

We’ve seen a little bit of everything this week in Yellowstone Country. From rain and snow to sun and blue skies; from hoppers and ants to Baetis and streamers this autumn has gone deep into the batting order, and it’s only the end of September. We have six weeks left...

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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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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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