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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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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