The Heart of the Season

The Heart of the Season

As we approach the middle of July each year, I tend to feel a little bit of anxiety as I begin to consider the bewildering diversity of fishing opportunities that surround us here in West Yellowstone.  As a guide, now is when I begin to have almost TOO MANY good...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report 7/9/2020

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report 7/9/2020

Hello there from West Yellowstone - the Trout Capital of the World! I left today, Monday morning, for the Missouri River. I'll be up north guiding with Greg Falls for next several days. On my way through the Madison Valley my truck and drift boat somehow found their...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report 7/2/2020

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report 7/2/2020

Hello there from West Yellowstone - the Trout Capital of the World!  July is here and if one thing is for certain, our days will be filled with dry flies and rising trout. We have now entered one of the most coveted timeframes in Greater Yellowstone Country. Each day...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report 6/25/2020

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report 6/25/2020

Hello there from West Yellowstone - the Trout Capital of the World! Mother Nature showed her true colors this week providing us a mix of weather including rain, high sun, clear skies and 80 plus degree temperatures; it felt pretty darn nice to spend our days on the...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report 06/18/2020

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report 06/18/2020

Hello there from West Yellowstone - the Trout Capital of the World! Summertime showed up in true fashion this week with sunshine, wind, chilly mornings, a bit of snow in the high country, sunsets that start at 9:15 PM and most importantly - consistent dry fly angling...

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Late June in the Rockies

Late June in the Rockies

The days are long now, and often warm. Runoff wanes.  Water levels drop and water temperatures climb into the optimal range.   Everything is green.  Streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds all explode with life.  Wild rose blooms on the banks and...

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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report 6/11/2020

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report 6/11/2020

Hello there from West Yellowstone - the Trout Capital of the World!  Snow fell last weekend and winter returned for a few days leaving a blanket of white gold in the high country to melt at some point down the road. At times it was dumping sideways with...

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Tactics, Tackle, and Timing on the Railroad Ranch

Tactics, Tackle, and Timing on the Railroad Ranch

Simply put, it is one of the most iconic pieces of trout water on Earth.  The very mention of the storied Railroad Ranch section of the Henry’s Fork conjures images of expansive flats with large rainbow trout sipping away on the surface.  Anglers who...

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Big Sky Anglers Fishing Report 06/04/2020

Big Sky Anglers Fishing Report 06/04/2020

June is a month that we all look forward to and it's finally here. It's a month of anticipation, of hatches, of long days on the river, of beers at the boat ramp and sunsets that make everyone stop and watch because they don't last long enough. It's the true beginning...

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Big Sky Anglers Fishing Report – May 28, 2020

Big Sky Anglers Fishing Report – May 28, 2020

The month of May has flown right on by, that's for sure, and it's certainly been like any other May we've known. Slowly but surely we are starting to find some added sense of normalcy. The fly shop is now OPEN daily from 9am to 5pm. As always, we are selling flies,...

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Big Sky Anglers Fishing Report – May 21, 2020

Big Sky Anglers Fishing Report – May 21, 2020

Hello there from West Yellowstone, MT - the Trout Capital of the World! We are starting to wrap our minds around what this season will look like, even though it seems to be changing by the day. The one thing we do know is that flexibility is key and at some point just...

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Thank You, Mr. Prine

Thank You, Mr. Prine

If you’ve ever worked in a fly shop, you’ll know that a good soundtrack makes the time go by a little easier in between customers, when restocking the fly bins and folding t-shirts is the order of busines. At Big Sky Anglers, we believe that great music leads to the...

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Argentina Fishing Report – Rio Grande Sea Trout

Argentina Fishing Report – Rio Grande Sea Trout

Dan Vogel, Steve Dixon, and I just finished a week of sea trout fishing on the Rio Grande River in Tierra Del Fuego.  At the very bottom of South America, TDF is an unbelievably unique, harsh, and beautiful place.  From the scenery, to the wildlife, to the wind, and...

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