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Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 6/30/2022

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 6/30/2022

Hello from West Yellowstone, Montana– The Trout Capital of the World – It’s hard to believe, but we’ve reached the end of June, and we’re staring straight down the barrel at July, the heart of our busy Summer season. It was a rough and tumble June in Big Sky...

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 6/23/2022

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 6/23/2022

Hello from West Yellowstone, Montana– The Trout Capital of the World – The big news this week is that YNP opened back up yesterday, June 22nd at 8am. Not all Yellowstone gates are opening this year, but the West Gate, South Gate and East Gate are now up and...

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 6/16/2022

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 6/16/2022

Hello from West Yellowstone, Montana– The Trout Capital of the World – Whew! It feels like time has both stopped and also sped up to a feverish pace around here the past few days. As many of you have probably seen in the media, parts of our region have...

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 6/9/2022

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 6/9/2022

Hello from West Yellowstone, Montana– The Trout Capital of the World – The theme this past week was moisture - rain, sleet, more rain, snow, hail and even more rain fell from the skies. For those of you who have continued to dance the snow & rain jig,...

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 6/2/2022

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 6/2/2022

Hello from West Yellowstone, Montana- The Trout Capital of the World - Last week brought on one more of those lovely late Spring storms that cooled things off, dropped snow across the region, blew out the local rivers and made us all wonder if Summer is ever...

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 5/26/2022

Big Sky Anglers Weekly Fishing Report – 5/26/2022

Hello from West Yellowstone, Montana- The Trout Capital of the World - Welcome back folks to our first weekly fishing report of the 2022 Season! Spring is in the air around here, at least that's what folks keep saying, but it feels more like late Winter at...

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...

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...

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