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West yellowstone casting pond

West yellowstone casting pond

The Town of West Yellowstone is known around the world as a premier fly-fishing destination. Besides being surrounded by world-class waters, Town has rich historical roots in the evolution of fly fishing as a sport and the technology associated with it.  Since...

Rigging a Simple Leader System for Spey Sink Tips

Rigging a Simple Leader System for Spey Sink Tips

After helping folks select the right Skagit line and tips for their Trout Spey rod, one of the most common questions we get here at Big Sky Anglers is “What leader do I put on this sink tip?”  I’ve answered this question enough times that it makes sense to put...

The Anglers Academy

The Anglers Academy

At Big Sky Anglers we believe strongly in the value of education and how it pertains to the world of flyfishing. We have seen and continue to see on a daily basis our customers’ and our own levels of enjoyment increase as we learn more about this great sport and its...

BSA SALTWATER (VIDEOS)

BSA SALTWATER (VIDEOS)

For decades the warm salty air, brilliant turquoise waters, and thrilling fish of the saltwater flats environment have beckoned us during the cold winter months in Big Sky Country. Like Tarpon returning year after year, we migrate south to feel the warmth of the...

PATAGONIA SUMMERTIME DRY FLY EATS (VIDEOS)

PATAGONIA SUMMERTIME DRY FLY EATS (VIDEOS)

We work closely with our Partners throughout Patagonia to develop new flies, and refine new fishing strategies. We are on the cutting edge of advancements in gear designs, and in constant contact with our team on the ground to keep our finger on the pulse of current...

Big Sky Anglers Patagonia Fishing Report – January 2022

Big Sky Anglers Patagonia Fishing Report – January 2022

It’s mid-winter in Big Sky Country. We’ve already seen the mercury drop as far as 40 below, and the snow is drifting deep around the fly shop and the Golden Stone Inn. As North America copes with the icy grip of winter, Patagonia is experiencing the brilliant peak of...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone and with it came the biggest snowstorm we have witnessed in almost twelve months. Tonight, the skies have cleared and the thermometer is reading -15 below; come morning it will be darn cold outside. Winter has arrived in...

2021 Yellowstone National Park Fishing Recap

2021 Yellowstone National Park Fishing Recap

Without question, 2021 was the busiest season ever in Yellowstone. Millions of tourists flocked to the world’s first national park this year, and for good reason. After the last two years of stress and uncertainty, we love that so many people can find some peace,...

2021 Madison River Fishing Recap

2021 Madison River Fishing Recap

We fished the Madison throughout the Winter of 2021, often hitting the Wade Stretch around Raynold’s Pass, taking the stroll into $3 Bridge from the highway, poking around Lyon Bridge or Palisades.  For us, winter fishing is more of a chance to get outside for a few...

2021 Henry’s Fork Fishing Recap

2021 Henry’s Fork Fishing Recap

Great years on great rivers happen when a number of factors align. In 2021, we benefitted from a long run of good water years and favorable management that have collectively led to a fishery in a very healthy state from top to bottom. In a year when much of the west...

2021 Demo gear sale

2021 Demo gear sale

Hi folks. The time has come to turn over some of our 2021 demo gear fleet. The list below represents what we have available, and we will be doing our best to update the list as items are sold. All of the items listed below have seen light use during the past 1 or 2...

Wild Steelhead – Now or Never

Wild Steelhead – Now or Never

I told myself I wasn’t going to cry writing this, but like a lot of things, it didn’t quite work out that way. I caught my first wild steelhead twenty years ago this fall.  That fish took a Green Butt Skunk on the swing, but that doesn’t really matter.  It...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/28/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/28/2021

Welcome to the final fishing report of October. With just over a week remaining in the Yellowstone Park fishing season, now is the time to plan your final casts for 2021 in America's first and best National Park. It's also time to put the finishing touches on those...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/21/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/21/2021

You know it must be late October when Joe is off bird hunting, Matt trades in the lake rods for trout Spey, and Marco heads back to Michigan to chase Great Lakes runners. October may be the greatest month of the season. Shame it is only 4 weeks long. Winter is coming....

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/14/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/14/2021

We are two weeks into arguably the greatest month of the season, don't fret, you still have plenty of time to get after it and catch a few! But don't waste any time as Mother Nature is hot on your heels…Winter is coming. On Monday we woke to dumping snow here on the...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/7/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/7/2021

October is here! Excitement for this time of the year mounts starting almost eleven months ago, all of us here at BSA love this month for so many reasons. Looking forward to the seven days, the weather looks to be taking a turn and with that is some much needed...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 9/30/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 9/30/2021

It's been busy around Big Sky Anglers the past few days. We had our 4th West Yellowstone Trout Spey Days event on Friday evening and all day Saturday featuring awesome presentations from Simon Gawesworth, Eric Neufeld, Ed Ward, and our own Matt Klara as well as lots...

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